This is very much a developing story, so the few sketchy details may not all pan out. Within the last two hours, Donald Trump was herded off the stage by his Secret Service detail as the crowd erupted into chaos, reportedly when someone in the crowd shouted that there was a gun.
Twitter users are calling this an “assassination attempt,” but there doesn’t seem to be anything reported so far that corroborates that assessment. It’s not clear what actually happened.
Donald Trump was just rushed off stage by Secret Service agents during a rally in Reno, Nevada pic.twitter.com/j0GGtBj5Oo
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 6, 2016
Here’s another tweet, with video referring to the shouts about a gun.
Apparently, the Secret Service was satisfied that the situation was under control, because Trump came back to resume his rally speech a few minutes later. (The timing of tweets about the incident suggests the interval was 5-10 minutes.)
Just in: this guy tweeted out a video of armed security personnel surrounding and detaining a man in the crowd after Trump was rushed off the stage. Apparently, he was at the center of the scare. He’s the tall bald man seen a few seconds in, being walked out to the right.
Here is video I took from the floor as Secret Service and SWAT subdued the man and then led him out. Apologies for the poor quality. pic.twitter.com/wrNbX39J4O
— Jose A. Del Real (@jdelreal) November 6, 2016
Judge Jeanine Pirro and Trump advisor retired LTG Michael Flynn have weighed in.
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) November 6, 2016
Rudy Giuliani introduced Trump at the beginning of the rally:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 6, 2016
Trump drew the usual big crowd.
Trump crowd in Reno, Nevada. Third of four rallies today. pic.twitter.com/YycZ08Diol
— Jacob Rascon (@KPRC2Jacob) November 6, 2016
His campaign tweeted out thanks to the Secret Service:
— Vote Trump Pics ???? (@VoteTrumpPics) November 6, 2016
Meanwhile, Hillary didn’t sound so good at her rally earlier on Saturday in Florida.
— USA NEWS (@USANEWS007) November 5, 2016
Bernie Sanders headlined a rally for her in Iowa, and a student speaker went off script and started urging attendees not to vote for Hillary.
Talk amongst yourselves, and feel free to make with the jokes about Hillary turning out to have dodged sniper fire in Reno today.