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Trump Rushed Off Stage at Rally Last Night After Someone Shouted ‘Gun!’

With just three days to go until election day, we are not surprised to hear that people are getting a bit violent, especially when there is so much on the line. This time, the violence, or at least threat of violence, was directed towards Donald Trump. 

At his rally in Reno, Nevada last night, Trump was rushed off the stage after “an unidentified individual shouted gun” during his speech, according to CNN

Secret Service then did a thorough search and found no weapon but that doesn’t mean damage wasn’t done. The individual, later identified as Austyn Crites, says that the riot started when he raised his “Republicans Against Trump” sign, even before anyone shouted anything about a gun. 

“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. And somebody yells something about a gun, and so that’s when things really got out of hand”, Crites told KTNV. He was then immediately taken into custody for further questioning. 

Although Trump was reported to be fine, after the incident he issued a statement 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.” 

No matter what your political beliefs are, gun violence is no joke. 

Isabel is a currently the Evening & Weekend Editor at Her Campus and a student at New York University in the Global Liberal Studies program with a concentration in Contemporary Culture and Creative Production. When she is not watching Gilmore Girls or playing with puppies at the local pet store, she spends her time freelancing for numerous publications about celebrities and life. You can find her work on the websites of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Elle, and Buzzfeed. Follow her on Instagram at @isabelcalkins.