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Trump Rushed Off Stage By Secret Service In Nevada When Individual Yells 'Gun!'


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Donald Trump was rushed off stage by Secret Service at his campaign speech in Nevada Saturday night after a commotion broke out.

The incident happened when an individual, near the front of the stage, reportedly shouted “gun,” according to a Secret Service official.

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In a video captured of the incident, Trump can be seen looking into the crowd, seemingly trying to figure out what’s going on before two Secret Service men rush the presidential candidate off stage.

A man, who later identified himself as Austyn Crites, was detained and led out of the Reno venue by several authorities.

Crites told reporters after the incident that when he raised his “Republicans Against Trump” sign, he was assaulted by a group of people.

“All of a sudden, because they couldn't grab the sign, or whatever happened, bam, I get tackled by all these people who were just, like, kicking me and grabbing me in the crotch and just, just beating the crap out of me," Crites told KTNV. "And somebody yells something about a gun, and so that's when things really got out of hand."

Some witnesses told CNN they heard someone yell “gun” during the scuffle.

“We were all very interested in what Mr. Trump had to say and a guy in a red shirt just rushed right next to me, screaming, 'There is a guy with a gun,'"  said Shimon Cohen.

No charges were filed against Crites for the incident and no gun was found at the scene, according to reports.

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Trump later returned to the stage to finish his speech, but first briefly addressed the situation.

“Nobody said it was going to be easy for us, but we will never be stopped. We will never be stopped. I want to thank the Secret Service. These guys are fantastic,” Trump said.

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