At Donald Trump Rally, Reporter and Secret Service Agent Get Into a Scuffle

By Jonathan Zhou, Epoch Times
February 29, 2016 4:05 pm Last Updated: February 29, 2016 4:58 pm

During a Donald Trump rally at Radford University, Virginia, on Monday, a violent scuffle broke out between a reporter and a Secret Service agent who was protecting Donald Trump. 

According to video clips shot by Independent Journal Review reporter Joe Perticone, a reporter got into an argument with a Secret Service agent, saying “[expleteve] you” to the agents face. Then the scuffle became physical, although what exactly happened isn’t recorded.

Another clip shows the reporter lying on his back on the ground, kicking at the Secret Service agent.

In a later clip provided by CBS reporter Jacqueline Alemany, the reporter is seen placing his hand on the Secret Service agent’s throat, apparently demonstrating what the Secret Service agent had to allegedly done to him earlier. 

The reporter involved in the scuffle, later identified as Time photographer Chris Morris, said he won’t be pressing charges against the Secret Service agent, Politico reports. 

A Trump campaign spokesperson has confirmed that the person in the video is a Secret Service agent, and has said to direct all other questions to law enforcement. 

“There was an incident involving a photographer and a USSS agent at today’s Radford University Trump rally. We are not aware of all details surrounding the incident and all future inquiries should be directed to local law enforcement,” spokeswoman Hope Hicks told Politico in a statement.

(H/T – IJ Review)