Florida man charged with impersonating a security member for Marine One after breaching checkpoints
A former Marine allegedly impersonated a security team member for Marine One, the helicopter that transports President Trump on short trips, and breached two checkpoints last week at Palm Beach International Airport, according to authorities.
A 37-year old former Marine, Brandon M. Magnan of Naples, Florida, was charged on January 6 with false personation of officer or employee of the United States.
Magnan was able to get through two checkpoints at the Palm Beach International Airport before a Sheriff's deputy confronted him when he noticed Magnan was not in a Marine Corps uniform.
This is just the latest security breach related to President Donald Trump’s visits to Florida. In September, a Chinese businesswoman was arrested for trespassing at his Mar-a-Lago club.
Former Marine Posed as Security Member for Trump’s Marine One, Officials Say https://t.co/FF6DW29IXc— DeepClips (@DeepClips) January 12, 2020
A former U.S. Marine impersonated a security team member for Trump’s Marine One helicopter and breached two security checkpoints at Palm Beach International Airport.— Bill Maxwell 🌊 #CountryOverParty (@Bill_Maxwell_) January 12, 2020
Brandon Magnan, 37, was charged with false personation of an officer of the U.S.https://t.co/9pejDJdb3U