Authorities in and around President Donald Trump’s home, Mar-a-Lago, in Florida are no doubt used to dealing with threats and crazy people.
But with the uptick in tension because of trouble with Iran and the reported threats made by Iranian officials who offered a bounty on Trump, they are no doubt in a heightened state of alert.
Not sure what the guy they arrested was doing, but given the facts, doesn’t sound like anything good.
— WPTV (@WPTV) January 10, 2020
According to the Daily Mail, a man was detained by police in Palm Beach on the Flagler Memorial Bridge on Friday.
He had a machete, a pick ax and $22,000 in U.S. currency.
The bridge is about four miles from Mar-a-Lago.
Police have not yet commented on the case and are reportedly cooperating with federal authorities.
Authorities also apparently found the man’s car at the airport and checked it with a bomb unit, according to reports. Fortunately, they gave an all clear on that.
Trump is not currently at Mar-a-Lago and it is not known if that was the man’s objective.
Iranian officials reportedly put an $80 million bounty on Trump and an Iranian advisor to the President Hassan Rouhani appeared to suggest a threat Trump’s properties as well.
A Florida security guard was also arrested last week for threatening Trump over the killing of IRGC terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted that Iran might attack Trump’s properties and that might provoke Trump into war so therefore he should divest.
Trump needs to immediately divest from his businesses and comply with the emoluments clause. Iran could threaten Trump hotels *worldwide* and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests.
His business interests should not be driving military decisions.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 6, 2020