Florida Cops: Child Confessed to Striking Trump's Motorcade

And implicated 4 other juveniles, say Palm Beach police
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2017 2:49 PM CST

There was apparently no incident in Sweden on Friday, but there was a minor one in West Palm Beach. USA Today cites a Facebook post by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office regarding the 2pm incident, in which a "small hard object" was thrown at a vehicle in President Trump's motorcade as it traveled on Southern Boulevard. "Immediately after completing the motorcade movement several members of the motorcade returned to the scene and began canvassing the area looking for witnesses and any small hard objects along the roadway in that area," per the post.

Police ultimately got their man, er, child: A juvenile from an area middle school admitted to having thrown a piece of a 2x4. The juvenile gave up the names of four other students who were involved, though how wasn't specified. The post states "charges will be filed with the PBC States Attorney’s Office." USA Today notes there were no injuries or damages reported. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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