Man arrested after cell phone thrown onstage during Trump’s speech to NRA
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  • 05:19 27 April 2019

Man arrested after cell phone thrown onstage during Trump’s speech to NRA

A man in the crowd at President Trump's speech to the National Rifle Association in Indiana was arrested Friday after allegedly throwing a cell phone at the stage as the president approached the lectern, ONA reports citing Fox News.

The individual was identified as William Rose, law enforcement sources said. The sources added that Rose was intoxicated at the event.

In a statement to Fox News, the Secret Service said: "At approximately 12:30 p.m. (ET) today, President Trump was at an event in Indianapolis, IN. As the President was walking onto the stage, but prior to his remarks, a cell phone from the crowd landed on the opposite side of the stage. An individual was removed from the event and the investigation is continuing."

The Secret Service is still investigating whether Rose intended any threat toward the President, sources told Fox News.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office provided a statement to Fox News, saying they "assisted the US Secret Service today in an ongoing investigation. William Rose, a subject in the investigation, was transported to receive a mental health evaluation."

A video posted to social media, taken by attendee Bradley Brewer, shows the phone being launched into the air and landing on the stage to Trump’s left.

Faig Mahmudov

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