Don­ald Trump’s rally af­fected

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY -

Aman jumped a se­cu­rity bar­rier and rushed the stage at Don­ald J. Trump’s rally in Day­ton, Ohio, re­cently, lead­ing to a brief mo­ment of panic when Se­cret Ser­vice briefly sur­rounded the can­di­date. The night be­fore, Trump abruptly can­celled his rally in Chicago as hun­dreds of ac­tivists scuf­fled with his sup­port­ers in­side the arena where it was to take place. But the Day­ton event was rel­a­tively quiet, by Trump’s stan­dards, un­til the end.

One man be­gan protest­ing about 10 min­utes be­fore Trump fin­ished talk­ing. “What took him so long to put up his hand, we’re al­most fin­ished!” Trump said, mock­ing the man and telling him to “go back to mommy.” Not long af­ter that per­son was es­corted out, a man jumped over a se­cu­rity bar­rier and rushed to­wards the stage, a mo­ment cap­tured on a video quickly posted to YouTube.

Peo­ple could be heard scream­ing, and Trump ducked his head, grab­bing his podium with both hands. One of Trump’s per­sonal se­cu­rity guards was the first to jump on stage. Three other men who ap­peared to be Se­cret Ser­vice agents jumped on stage, and all formed a ring around Trump for a few mo­ments.

In an e-mail, a spokes­woman for Trump, Hope Hicks, said, “A man at­tempted to breach the se­cure buf­fer and was re­moved rapidly and pro­fes­sion­ally.” Ac­cord­ing to the Se­cret Ser­vice, the man was ar­rested by the Day­ton Po­lice Depart­ment.

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