Latest U.S. Secret Service News

Seattle officer fired over 'threatening' social media posts

Jan. 19, 2020 1:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer who was fired over social media posts had been deemed “threatening” by the U.S. Secret Service, documents show. The agency found officer Duane Goodman, an 11-year veteran, had made posts implying violence against former President Barack Obama and former...

In this Jan. 4, 2020 photo made available by the Broward Sheriff's Office, Chauncy Devonte Lump is under arrest. Authorities charged Lump with threatening to kill President Trump in retaliation for the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Feds: Security guard threatened Trump over Iranian's death

Jan. 9, 2020 3:09 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida security guard threatened to kill President Donald Trump as retaliation for the U.S. military killing an Iranian general, posting a live video on Facebook where he stated “he killed my leader and I have to kill him” while periodically displaying a...

Thunder to debut new uniforms honoring bombing victims

Jan. 8, 2020 2:07 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ryan Whicher is ecstatic the Thunder-Rockets game will be nationally televised Thursday night. It’s not because he lives in Maryland and none of Oklahoma City’s other games this season have been broadcast beyond the local telecasts. It’s not even because Russell...

FILE - This Nov. 21, 2016, file photo, shows the Mar-a-Lago resort owned by President-elect Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Fla. There was an unspecified incident involving the Secret Service at  Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, but authorities would not say Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, what happened. Palm Beach police records show officers were called to Mar-a-Lago on Monday night, Jan. 6, to assist the Secret Service but most of the report is redacted, including the name of the individual who was contacted. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Police, Secret Service mum after new incident at Mar-a-Lago

Jan. 7, 2020 4:58 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There was an unspecified incident involving the Secret Service at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, but authorities would not say Tuesday what happened — the latest in a series of incidents at the club since the president took office three years ago. ...

FILE - President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is shown in a Wednesday, July 10, 2019 file photo, in Palm Beach, Fla. Police are investigating an incident Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Largo club. They did not immediately say what happened or why it prompted an investigation. Palm Beach police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick said in a Wednesday email. The president is not currently at the club nor is any member of his immediate family believed to be there, but they are expected to arrive for the weekend and spend the holidays there.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Chinese national arrested for illegally entering Mar-a-Lago

Dec. 18, 2019 9:56 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese national trespassed at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club Wednesday and was arrested when she refused to leave, police said, the second time this year a woman from that country has been charged with illicitly entering the Florida resort. Jing Lu, 56, was...

Prosecutors: Man threatened Trump, Putin, vowed to kill kids

Dec. 10, 2019 2:10 PM EST

An Alabama man with a history of mental illness is accused of threatening to “destroy” President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and kill the children of U.S. officials. Deryke Matthew Pfeifer also used Facebook to video himself in a hotel room with two handguns as he berated a...

Chinese woman who trespassed at Mar-a-Lago in ICE custody

Dec. 4, 2019 7:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lying to federal agents has been handed over to immigration officials. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement records showed Wednesday that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang was...

Barricades are raised on East Capitol Street as the U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly evacuated amid concerns about a small aircraft in the area, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Brief Capitol evacuation as small plane reported in airspace

Nov. 26, 2019 10:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly evacuated Tuesday over a report of a possible aircraft in restricted airspace. The evacuations were ordered as a precaution and lasted about 45 minutes. The U.S. Secret Service said personnel at the White House were told to remain in...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file court sketch, Yujing Zhang, left, a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, listens to a hearing before Magistrate Judge William Matthewman in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Federal prosecutors want an 18-month prison sentence for the Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing and lying to Secret Service agents. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rolando Garcia said in a court memo that he agrees sentencing guidelines suggest that Zhang get between zero and six months when she is sentenced in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Nov. 22.  (Daniel Pontet via AP, File)

Chinese woman sentenced to 8 months for Mar-a-Lago trespass

Nov. 25, 2019 7:43 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Chinese businesswoman to eight months in prison for trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. U.S. District Judge Roy Altman also ordered that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang be turned over...