Juveniles accused of throwing 2x4 at presidential motorcade

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office: 5 students involved in incident

Photo courtesy of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Photo courtesy of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said it has identified the juveniles who allegedly threw a 2x4 at a presidential motorcade.

The incident was reported to have taken place Friday on Southern Boulevard, between Parker Avenue and Lake Avenue, the Sheriff's Office said.

While assisting the U.S. Secret Service with a motorcade movement for President Donald Trump, the Sheriff's Office said it was reported a vehicle in the motorcade was struck by what was believed to be a small hard object.

Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade movement and began canvassing the area, looking for witnesses and any small hard objects along the roadway, the Sheriff's Office said.

A juvenile from a local middle school allegedly confessed to throwing the 2x4 at the motorcade. The Sheriff's Office said the juvenile also implicated four additional students who were involved.

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