The driver of a vehicle for President Trump’s motorcade was detained Monday after security agents found a gun in his baggage.
The gun was discovered during a security screening of the vehicle in a parking lot across the street from Mar-a-Lago, the president’s private club in Palm Beach, Florida.
The man, who was not identified, told authorities that he forgot to leave the personal firearm in his personal vehicle before entering the van that was to be part of Mr. Trump’s motorcade, according to pool reporter Jordan Fabian of The Hill.The driver was to be operating one of the press vans.
Typically such drivers are volunteers, not government employees or members of the media.
The driver was not allowed onto club property, so a White House staffer drove the press van instead.
When the motorcade vehicles entered the club grounds, another van grazed a Secret Service vehicle in the parking lot. Damage to vehicles appeared to be very minor and no one was hurt, according to the pool report.
Mr. Trump took the motorcade later on the morning of President’s Day to his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.