Friday, December 4, 2020
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Florida middle schooler threw block at Trump motorcade, sheriff says

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TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – A Florida middle schooler may face criminal charges after confessing to throwing a wooden block at a vehicle in U.S. President Donald Trump’s motorcade as it drove through West Palm Beach on Friday, the local sheriff’s office said.

Authorities received reports that a vehicle in the motorcade appeared to have been struck by a hard, small object, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The incident occurred while the motorcade was en route from the local airport to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.

After the motorcade ended, law enforcement officers canvassed the area and found a “2 x 4” block by the side of the road, according to the release, which included a photo of what appeared to be a wooden block.

A middle school student confessed to throwing it and implicated four additional students involved, it said. None of the juveniles have been identified by law enforcement.

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Authorities will file criminal charges with the local state attorney, the sheriff’s office said. Additional details were not immediately available.

(Reporting by Letitia Stein; Editing by Alan Crosby)

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