For the second time in this campaign, a threat against Trump was neutralized by his security team.
Donald Trump on Saturday was rushed off the stage by Secret Service agents in the middle of a campaign speech here after an incident in the crowd near the front of the stage.
It was not immediately clear what happened, and a spokesman for the Secret Service did not immediately have information.
The Republican nominee returned to the stage several minutes later.
When he got back on stage, here’s what he said:
“Nobody said it was going to be easy for us. But we (pointing to include the crowd) will never be stopped. Never, never be stopped.
I wanna thank the Secret Service. These guys are fantastic. They don’t get enough credit.”
Moments after Trump was rushed off stage, a SWAT unit of police officers showed up at the front of the crowd.
At least one man was detained and carried away by police officers and Secret Service agents.
Several attendees at the rally said they saw a Trump supporter raise up a sign and then a scuffle ensued. —CNN
Security taking him down:
Trump rally halted after law enforcement tackle and man in the audience and hurry Trump off the stage pic.twitter.com/MyjjBMwIqJ
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) November 6, 2016
Security escorting him out:
— M. Scott Mahaskey (@smahaskey) November 6, 2016
And they say Trump’s supporters are the super-dangerous ones? This is the second attack against Trump, besides the vicious attacks against Trump supporters in their rallies… who were PAID by the Democrats.
At this point, it is not believed he had a gun present. (Audience members DO pass through metal detectors.)