Police have detained three teenagers who, in an attempt to escape the chase, entered the territory of the estate of US President Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago in Florida with weapons and a magazine with 14 rounds in a backpack, the Associated Press reported, citing police.
The incident took place late last week, Palm Beach police said. Militiamen noticed three 15-year-olds in a parked car three kilometers from Mar-a-Lago. When they saw the police, they tried to hide. Stumbling into the second police car, the teenagers left the car, climbed over the Mar-a-Lago fence, and tried to hide.
Police soon found the teenagers with the help of a helicopter and a service dog, but they managed to throw away a backpack with an AK-47 with 14 rounds, said Palm Beach police spokesman Michael Ogrodnik.
“They had no idea where they were,” he added, noting that the teenagers were lucky that the president or his family was not on the estate at the time, otherwise the violators would have met with armed Secret Service agents.
The teenagers were taken into custody and awaiting a court decision.