Donald Trump's motorcade hit by piece of wood thrown by a student in Palm Beach

Authorities say a vehicle in President Donald Trump's motorcade was struck by a '2x4' and five middle school students are now facing charges.

AP February 19, 2017 09:47:05 IST
Donald Trump's motorcade hit by piece of wood thrown by a student in Palm Beach

West Palm Beach: Authorities say a vehicle in President Donald Trump's motorcade was struck by a "2x4" and five middle school students are now facing charges.

Donald Trumps motorcade hit by piece of wood thrown by a student in Palm Beach

File image of US president Donald Trump. AP

Palm Beach County Sheriff's office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a statement on Saturday that the incident happened Friday around 1.45 pm.

Officers assisting the US Secret Service reported that a vehicle in the motorcade had been struck by what was believed to be a small, hard object.

Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway.

A child from a local middle school confessed to throwing the wood at the motorcade and also implicated four additional students.

Charges will be filed with the Palm Beach County States Attorney's Office.

No additional information was given.

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