Source: Yelena Dzhanova
Police in Florida are conducting an “open and active criminal investigation” at President Donald Trump’s private club Mar-a-Lago following an incident Monday night, according to a report from the Miami Herald.
A Palm Beach Police Department spokesperson declined to give details of the incident to the Herald. But the department said the Secret Service is leading the investigation and there have been no arrests, according to the report.
The Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.
A Police Department incident report said officers received a call at around 7 p.m. Monday night to respond to the incident, the Herald said.
The Secret Service has reportedly heightened security at the president’s Florida resort following tensions between the United States and Iran due to an airstrike that killed Iran’s top commander, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, in Baghdad. Trump authorized the killing while staying at Mar-a-Lago.
Soleimani led the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, and has been blamed for the deaths of many Americans across the Middle East. The killing has been met with criticism from members of Congress and 2020 Democratic candidates for president, who contend that the move could trigger a major conflict between Iran and the United State. Iran has vowed “harsh revenge” over the killing.
Various media reports cited Trump-owned properties as possible targets for retaliation by Iran.
Hesameddin Ashena, advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, tweeted on Sunday a link to a YouTube video featuring several Trump-owned properties, along with a link to a Forbes list with similar information.