A male attendee accosted reporters standing behind cameras at President Trump’s rally Monday night.
The unidentified man ran down a set of stairs in the press section in the El Paso County Coliseum and jumped onto a platform where cameras were recording Trump’s speech.
The man shoved a handful of cameras, causing them to topple, and pushed reporters, knocking some of them over the roughly two-foot-high ledge.
Video after guy ambushed media section at Trump rally in El Paso… scary moment pic.twitter.com/Q4R957aYh1
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One reporter yelled, “Get the police, get the police.” Police were standing about 20 feet away near attendees in other sections. A police officer ran into the chaos after reporters had gotten a hold of the intruder. The man was kicked out of the venue, according to a Trump campaign official
Trump, recognizing the scuffle going on about 50 feet in front of him, asked if everyone was okay before returning to his speech.
It’s not immediately clear if anyone was seriously injured.
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