As Trump Was About to Speak at NRA Forum, Someone Threw a Cell Phone on Stage
Individual is now in custody of Secret Service, according to reports
Someone apparently threw a cell phone toward President Donald Trump on stage as he was about to speak at the National Rifle Association meeting in Indianapolis on Friday.
That’s according to a video shared on social media.
The video, taken by Bradley Brewer, an attendee, clearly showed that the object was hurled into the air toward the front of the room — and that it then landed on the stage to Trump’s left.
The individual was swiftly arrested and the President continued with no problem. pic.twitter.com/EDcHwNgQl7
— Bradley Brewer (@realBradBrewer) April 26, 2019
Attendees later said the individual who is believed to have thrown the object was removed from the event.
“A man threw a cell phone on stage when President Trump walked out for his @nra speech,” tweeted Katie Pavlich, a Fox News contributor.
“He threw it stage left, while POTUS was closer to stage right.”
The Secret Service soon after removed him, her tweet also said.
A man threw a cell phone on stage when President Trump walked out for his @nra speech. He threw it stage left, while POTUS was closer to stage right. The man hung around up front for a few minutes, carrying Mt. Dew, as POTUS started remarks and then Secret Service removed him.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 26, 2019
There were plenty of other tweets about the incident as well.
— KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO (@KNX1070) April 26, 2019
In a piece on its site, Fox News said it was told the Secret Service indeed had a person in custody in connection with the incident.
“They are interviewing the individual to determine whether charges should be filed,” the article noted.
See the full video below of Trump’s remarks on Friday.