No weapon found after Trump rally scare
RENO, US (Updated) – US Secret Service and local police apprehended a suspect at a Donald Trump campaign rally on Saturday, November 6, after someone in the crowd shouted "gun". No weapon was found, however.
In a statement, the federal agency said an investigation was continuing, but US media in Reno reported that the Reno Police Department had released the suspect.
The false alarm prompted the secret service to bundle off stage the Republican candidate during a campaign appearance in Reno, Nevada.
The 70-year-old Republican tycoon reappeared several minutes later to cheers from his supporters, declaring: "Nobody said it was going to be easy for us, I want to thank the Secret Service."
There were signs of a struggle in the crowd as 3 agents led Trump away, shielding his body, but once a suspect was led away Trump resumed his stump speech.
The candidate appeared unrattled by the scuffle, and spoke with his usual self-confidence as his speech continued. – Rappler.com