Here is video of the detained man being taken away. It happened minutes after Trump was rushed from stage. Video provided to me by witness. pic.twitter.com/SisR9v539H
— Paul Lewis (@PaulLewis) November 6, 2016
Saturday night saw a confusing situation at a Nevada rally when Donald Trump was hustled offstage by Secret Service due to an “apparent threat.” Police swiftly detained a man — who can be seen being escorted away in this video to a chorus of boos — and there was plenty of unfounded speculation over whether he was wielding a gun. A Secret Service statement revealed how someone shouted, “Gun!” after chaos broke out during Trump’s speech, but no weapon was ever recovered.
The detained man, Austyn Crites, was handcuffed and questioned by police, who ended up letting him go. He was not in possession of a weapon, and Crites spoke to the press to explain his entire ordeal, which sounds horrifying. This photo, which was tweeted by The Guardian‘s Paul Lewis, indicates that Crites was simply holding a “Republicans Against Trump” sign.