While speaking at a campaign event in Reno, Nevada on Saturday night, Donald Trump was rushed off stage by Secret Service after a scuffle broke out in front of him. According to reports by ABC News and USA Today, when the disturbance started, somebody in the audience yelled "Gun!" but no gun was found. A few minutes later, Trump returned to the stage to continue his speech, after thanking the Secret Service.
Upon returning to the stage, Trump seemed to brush off the incident saying, “Nobody said it was going to be easy but we will never be stopped. We will never be stopped.” Armed officers jumped in to address the situation and there's an unconfirmed report from the scene that authorities believe the threatening individual may have had a gun. It should be noted that attendees typically have to go through metal detectors at campaign events. There are no other details about the suspect at this point.
A suspect was apprehended and taken off the floor with heavy police escort.
In the past, Trump has often fostered a culture of violence at his events, promising to pay the legal fees of supporters who "knock the crap out" of his detractors. And in August, he made a provocative suggestion that "Second Amendment people" could do something about Hillary Clinton or her Supreme Court justice picks.
The Trump campaign later released a statement, written by Trump himself, about the incident saying: "I would like to thank the United States Secret Service and the law enforcement resources in Reno and the state of Nevada for their fast and professional response. I also want to thank the many thousands of people present for their unwavering and unbelievable support. Nothing will stop us - we will make America great again!" Trump's statement didn't provide details about the incident, but his social media director, Dan Scavino, retweeted a user who called it an 'assassination attempt.