WEST PALM BEACH — A local middle school student, acting with four other students,was responsible for throwing a block of wood at a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade Friday afternoon, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

The middle-school boy confessed to throwing a piece of “2×4” at the motorcade and implicated four others, she said.

Charges will be filed with the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

The incident occurred on Southern Boulevard between Parker and Lake avenues in West Palm Beach, she said. Officers were assisting the U.S. Secret Service with the motorcade’s movement when it was reported that a vehicle in the motorcade had been struck by a “small, hard object”, she said.

Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway, she said.


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