The latest act of violence at a Donald Trump rally, from today’s event in Radford, VA. It’s unclear if the guard above is indeed part of Trump’s Secret Service detail, or a private security agent.
Secret Service agent choke slams reporter pic.twitter.com/jdsHOlylSB— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) February 29, 2016
According to eyewitness reports, the man was “credentialed press,” possibly working for Time:
Hearing @time magazine photog Chris Morris was just arrested at Trump rally. Seen tussling with Secret Service officer.— Annie Andersen (@Annie_Andersen) February 29, 2016
It is unclear what happened here, but the witness says this photographer is "credentialed press" https://t.co/l0eMrcRKD2— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 29, 2016
Update 2: An Instagram video recorded at the rally clearly shows Morris being slammed to the ground at the bottom of the frame:
The Secret Service did not immediately return a request for comment.
Update 4: Yet another video suggests the photographer was attacked after saying “fuck you” to the security officer:
Here's moments prior. The reporter says "f*ck you" — that's when it got physical pic.twitter.com/h9K2wIbEWQ— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) February 29, 2016