A man in the crowd at President Trump’s NRA speech in Indiana was arrested on Friday after throwing a cell phone at the stage as the president approached the lectern.
#BREAKING: A phone was thrown at @realDonaldTrump during his introduction at the @NRA convention.— Bradley Brewer (@realBradBrewer) 26 April 2019
The individual was swiftly arrested and the President continued with no problem. pic.twitter.com/EDcHwNgQl7
The individual was identified as William Rose, law enforcement sources said. They added that the man in question 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 President Trump, sources told Fox News.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office released a statement 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.”
William Matthew Rose, who uses the name Matt Rose on Facebook, is an Indiana native. He is originally from Rockville, Indiana, and now lives in Marshall, Indiana. Rose is married and has three children, according to family member’s social media pages.
Rose works for his family’s farming business, Rose Brothers Farms/M&M Farms. In 2010, Rose was arrested in Parke County, Indiana, and charged with driving under the influence.
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