INDIANA: A man hurled a mobile phone towards US President Donald Trump as he approached the lectern to address a gun supporters’ rally.
In a video doing rounds on social media, the cell phone can be seen being thrown from the crowd who gathered at a National Rifle Association (NRA) conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. However, the handset missed the US President by a margin.
The individual was identified as William Rose, law enforcement sources said. The sources added that Rose was intoxicated at the event.
In a statement, 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.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said 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.
The individual was swiftly arrested and the President continued with no problem. pic.twitter.com/EDcHwNgQl7
— Bradley Brewer (@realBradBrewer) April 26, 2019