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Watch: Vehicle seemingly attempts to ram President Donald Trump's motorcade. Here's what happened.
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Watch: Vehicle seemingly attempts to ram President Donald Trump's motorcade. Here's what happened.

A white sedan recklessly emerged from the woods and seemingly began driving at President Donald Trump's motorcade during his Springfield, Missouri visit on Wednesday.

Just hours after the incident occurred, the video featuring the incident surfaced on YouTube.

The details

At approximately 1:15 PM local time, the president's motorcade began driving down Kearney Street in Springfield.

Clayte Hefner, a local businessman, was able to catch the footage on his phone.

After several motorcycles passed by, the president's convoy began to get closer to the white sedan — which was parked in a partially wooded area off to the side of the road. Abruptly, the motorist began to drive perpendicular to the road Trump was traveling on.

The vehicle, however, became disabled when it entered a drainage ditch on the side of the road.

Hefner said he witnessed two women in the vehicle.

After the car stopped, another vehicle made a u-turn in the road, doubling back to the white sedan.

No less than four men dressed in black suits exited the vehicle and approached the disabled car and its occupants.

The explanation

Springfield Police issued a statement on Twitter revealing that after investigation, it was determined that there was "no intent of harm or disruption to [the president's] motorcade."

A spokesperson for the police department added that the vehicle's driver "went over the embankment and ended up on the road."

Springfield Police noted that the driver's brakes had malfunctioned as she was exiting the Bass Pro call center and warehouse adjacent to Kearney Street, and added that there were no injuries or arrests as a result of the incident.

Why Trump was in Missouri

Trump visited the city of Springfield on Wednesday to pitch a tax overhaul that would help bolster the U.S. economy by slashing corporate taxes and trimming individual income tax to boost the middle class.

See footage of the incident in the video below.

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