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Man from Indiana sparked Secret Service investigation at Mar-a-Lago earlier this month


A 34-year-old man from Indiana sparked an investigation by the Secret Service earlier this month when he tried to get into Mar-a-Lago, the Miami Herald reported.

On Jan. 6 around 7 p.m., the man tried to enter Mar-a-lago through a side entrance on Southern Boulevard, yelling that he wanted something, according to the Miami Herald. A club security guard confronted the man at the gate. The man then returned to his car, which was parked in a lot across the street from Mar-a-Lago.

Club security called the Palm Beach Police Department, the Miami Herald reported. An officer arrived at the scene, stopped the car and questioned the man. He hasn't been charged with a crime.

The officer then asked the man turn off the car and step outside, citing “officer safety reasons,” according to the Miami Herald. The officer called for backup, including the Secret Service and the PBSO Behavioral Services unit.

According to the Miami Herald, social media accounts associated with the man indicate that he's a veteran who's been struggling with mental health issues for the last few years.

At the time of the incident, Palm Beach police said the Secret Service was investigating.

Trump wasn't in Palm Beach at the time, having left the club for Washington D.C. the day before.