US Presidential Elections 2016: Donald Trump rushed off stage in Nevada rally by Secret Service agents

A man near the front of the crowd was pounced on by other security agents.

By: Reuters | Reno | Updated: November 6, 2016 9:02 am
donald trump, us elections, presidential elections, us election date, president election date, election results, trump campaign, world news, US news Secret Service agents rush Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump off the stage at a campaign rally in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. (AP Photo)

Republican Donald Trump was rushed off stage by Secret Service agent at a rally in Reno, Nevada, on Saturday night after a perceived security threat as he and Democrat Hillary Clinton swept across states that could prove decisive in Tuesday’s presidential election. The threat was unclear. Two security agents seized Trump by the shoulders and hustled him backstage as police officers swarmed over a white male in the front of the crowd and held him face down on the ground while they searched him.

Watch: Donald Trump rushed off stage at Nevada rally

No weapon found at Trump’s Nevada event: Secret Service

Moments later, the man was escorted by police away with his hands behind his back. Trump, seemingly unruffled, returned to the stage and continued his campaign speech.

“Nobody said it was going to be easy for us,” he said. “But we will never be stopped.”

The incident began when Trump noticed what he considered a heckler, saying it was someone “from the Hillary Clinton campaign.” A few seconds later people near the stage began pointing at someone in the crowd near the front.

Then agents took Trump away. A CNN reporter at the event who spoke to witnesses to the incident said no one saw a weapon.

In a statement, Trump thanked the Secret Service, Reno and Nevada law enforcement for “their fast and professional response.”

He later tweeted out thanking Nevada and pledging to make America ‘great and safe’ again.

The incident occurred as Clinton and Trump make their closing arguments to American voters, crisscrossing the United States in hopes of winning over last-minute undecided voters and rallying their bases to turn out enthusiastically on Election Day.

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First Published on: November 6, 2016 7:24 am
  1. B
    Nov 6, 2016 at 4:00 am
    After this incident, the rating of Trump will jump.
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      Nov 6, 2016 at 11:38 am
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      1. M
        Nov 6, 2016 at 7:38 am
        Trump's drama bazaar never be worked in USA.
        1. N
          Nov 6, 2016 at 6:11 am
          It is better Trump an open man than an appeasing lady.
          1. S
            Sanjeev Singal
            Nov 6, 2016 at 10:41 am
            Why are Badals and Modi fearful of AAP?lt;br/gt;. lt;br/gt;It's because AAP is fearsome.
            1. X
              Nov 6, 2016 at 7:03 am
              A stage managed show. Exported from India. Just like photo showing sweeping the floor.
              1. S
                Nov 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm
                Can you imagine the depravity of this individual ? To call him mentally sick would be an understatement
                1. S
                  Nov 6, 2016 at 4:20 pm
                  only for SEVEN minutes ! He came back and completed the campaign speech !
                  1. S
                    Shyamal Ganguly
                    Nov 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm
                    Muhammad groped you and your families long time ago and created sicko Muslims like you. LOL.
                    1. P
                      Nov 6, 2016 at 8:36 am
                      Friendship with Russia, throwing out the dogma of moderate terrorists, ending regime change campaigns are some of the strong points of Trump;br/gt;His win augurs well for the;br/gt;It will witness less battles and conflicts.
                      1. P
                        Nov 6, 2016 at 7:21 am
                        If Trump wins, mark my word, he will make a great President and, most importantly, the world will see less wars with him at the helm of the power lobby in the;br/gt;World peace will return and the US will be a great nation once again.
                        1. A
                          Nov 6, 2016 at 7:50 am
                          Trump has already blown the bugle of war even before he is elected. You think of peace.
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