No gun in­volved in Trump rally com­mo­tion

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

RENO, Ne­vada (AP): NO WEAPON was in­volved in a com­mo­tion that briefly dis­rupted Don­ald Trump’s Satur­day night rally and caused agents to hus­tle Trump from the stage, the Se­cret Ser­vice said. The Re­pub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee had been speak­ing to sup­port­ers for a while when a dis­tur­bance broke out in the crowd close to the podium. Two Se­cret Ser­vice agents quickly sur­rounded Trump, then hus­tled him away. In a state­ment, the Se­cret Ser­vice said a per­son in front of the stage had shouted “Gun!” but that no weapon was found af­ter a search of the per­son and the im­me­di­ate area. The per­son was ap­pre­hended, but of­fi­cials did not iden­tify the per­son or dis­close whether the per­son had been charged with a crime. The Se­cret Ser­vice said an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent was on­go­ing. Upon his re­turn to the stage a few min­utes later, Trump thanked the Se­cret Ser­vice and told the crowd: “No­body said it was go­ing to be easy for us, but we will never be stopped; Never ever be stopped.” The Se­cret Ser­vice state­ment noted that mag­ne­tome­ters are used at pres­i­den­tial cam­paign sites. “All gen­eral pub­lic at­tend­ing these events must go through a mag­ne­tome­ter screen­ing prior to en­ter­ing a pro­tected area,” the agency said. Don­ald Trump’s son and a top cam­paign aide were falsely spread­ing the ru­mour that an in­ci­dent at a Ne­vada rally was an “as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt” against the can­di­date, even though no weapon was found. Trump’s son, Don Jr, and Dan Scavino, who runs Trump’s so­cial me­dia op­er­a­tion, re-tweeted a mes­sage that read, “Hillary ran away from rain to­day. Trump is back on stage min­utes af­ter as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt.” At Trump’s next rally in Den­ver, a pas­tor, in­tro­duced as Fa­ther An­dre Y-Se­bas­tian Ma­hanna, also falsely called the Reno in­ci­dent “an at­tempt of mur­der against Mr Trump”. Ma­hanna blamed the in­ci­dent on the me­dia for in­cit­ing hate against the Re­pub­li­can nom­i­nee.

All gen­eral pub­lic at­tend­ing these events must go through a mag­ne­tome­ter screen­ing prior to en­ter­ing a pro­tected area,”

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