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Drivers of President Trump's press vans replaced after gun found in the bag of one of them

Posted at 2:59 PM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 15:47:42-05

PALM BEACH, Fla.-- The drivers of the press vans in President Trump's motorcade have been replaced after officials say a personal firearm was found in the bag of one of them.

The handgun was discovered before the motorcade was scheduled to leave for Trump's golf course. 

The driver said he'd forgotten to leave the firearm in his personal vehicle before beginning his assignment.

The Secret Service says the driver was "briefly detained" but was "found to be in lawful possession" of the gun.

White House staff said all drivers were replaced after the incident and White House officials drove the press vans instead.


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