No one was injured in the incident at Mar-a-Lago today, according to authorities during a press conference.
Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said that Florida Highway Police (FHP) was notified that a woman near the Breakers Resort was on top of her car acting erratically. By the time FHP responded to the area, she was inside of her vehicle and wouldn’t respond to the officer who was knocking on the window.
As the woman went to put the vehicle in drive, the officer broke the window, trying to grab the wheel. He was unsuccessful and the woman drove off.
Authorities say the woman was driving in excess of 70 MPH and even lost the highway patrol officers chasing her at one point.
Officers were able to catch up with the woman as she turned down Ocean Drive, which leads to Mar-a-Lago.
The woman drove through two checkpoints on the outer perimeter of Mar-a-Lago before officers an secret service fired their weapons.
The vehicle kept going southwest and was followed by FHP. The vehicle was followed to a local motel where the woman was taken into custody.
Authorities said there was another woman in the vehicle, who was not arrested, they believe the suspect picked up this woman after the incident.
The vehicle was struck by multiple rounds of gunfire, but no one inside was struck. The woman, who Bradshaw identified as Hannah Roemhild, is in custody.
Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Brian Swain said that no secret service protectees were in Palm Beach County at the time of the incident.
Bradshaw said they do not believe that the woman has terroristic intentions and questions whether she even knew she was driving towards Mar-a-Lago.