A man who attended Donald Trump’s rally in North Carolina was arrested and charged Thursday with two criminal counts of assault and disorderly conduct after multiple videos posted online appear to show him punching a protester in the face. A protester was hit in the face at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina while being escorted out by police. Police have a 78-year-old man in custody, charged with assault. The man was only arrested after this video came to light.
John McGraw was questioned and arrested by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the incident after police identified him as the man in the video, public information officer Sgt. Sean Swain told CNN.
McGraw appears in the video to punch a black protester in the face as he was being escorted out of the venue with a group of protesters by a half-dozen police officers. The incident occurred during Trump’s rally Wednesday night in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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