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Police Respond To Trespassing Call At Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Secret Service Conduct Sweep: Report

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Palm Beach Police responded to a trespassing call at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Thursday. It is unclear whether Trump was at his residence at the time given he’s scheduled to attend a rally later on Thursday in Iowa.

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“Police vehicles were seen outside the club on Thursday morning but have now departed, according to local media. A Secret Service team also reportedly conducted a sweep of the grounds after police left. The Palm Beach Police Department tells Fox News Digital the Secret Service contacted them when a male refused to leave the resort,” Fox News reported.

“So it was it was a routine trespass complaint for us. And by routine, I don’t necessarily mean like routine for Mar a Lago, just there was nothing really out of the ordinary about it,” Cpt. Will Rothrock told Fox. “At 8:08 this morning, we had a male subject that was stopped at one of the gates refusing to leave the property. We responded, spoke briefly with him, and he was issued a written warning for trespass and he left the area so there wasn’t an incident report or anything associated with it.”

Last week, a man broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in California and assaulted her husband, Paul Pelosi.

“The Canadian national accused of attacking the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in the country on an expired visa and is now facing deportation after the criminal case is resolved, federal officials said. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it has placed a “detainer” with state and local law enforcement agencies for David DePape, 42, who is accused of attacking Paul Pelosi, 82, at the Pelosis’ San Francisco home on Oct. 28. DePape entered a not-guilty plea to the charges and remains in custody,” MSN reported.

“According to ICE, DePape remains in the San Francisco jail. With a detainer, federal authorities request to be notified before releasing a foreign national. At the state level, DePape faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, residential burglary, false imprisonment and threatening a public official. He also faces federal charges that include attempted kidnapping and assault with intent to retaliate against a federal official by threatening or injuring a family member,” the report added.

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The Department of Justice filed the charges on Monday.

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“A California man was charged today with assault and attempted kidnapping in violation of federal law in connection with the break-in at the residence of Nancy and Paul Pelosi in San Francisco on Friday,” the department said.

“According to the complaint, David Wayne DePape, 42, of Richmond, was arrested on Friday inside the Pelosi residence by San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) police officers responding to a 911 call from Paul Pelosi, husband of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Paul Pelosi later described to police that he had been asleep when DePape, whom he had never seen before, entered his bedroom looking for Nancy Pelosi,” it said.

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“According to the complaint, minutes after the 911 call, two police officers responded to the Pelosi residence where they encountered Paul Pelosi and DePape struggling over a hammer. Officers told the men to drop the hammer, and DePape allegedly gained control of the hammer and swung it, striking Pelosi in the head. Officers immediately restrained DePape, while Pelosi appeared to be unconscious on the ground. As set forth in the complaint, once DePape was restrained, officers secured a roll of tape, white rope, a second hammer, a pair of rubber and cloth gloves, and zip ties from the crime scene, where officers also observed a broken glass door to the back porch,” the department said.

“DePape is charged with one count of assault of an immediate family member of a United States official with the intent to retaliate against the official on account of the performance of official duties, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. DePape is also charged with one count of attempted kidnapping of a United States official on account of the performance of official duties, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison,” it said.

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