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Videos & Details Of Protester Arrested For Rushing Donald Trump's Ohio Rally Stage

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:24:05 Z)

Also see: Protester Who Rushed Donald Trump Stage NOT With ISIS: 'Propaganda Video' Faked!

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Donald Trump's claim that the man arrested for rushing the stage at his Dayton, Ohio, rally Saturday is "probably or possibly ISIS related" is inaccurate and based on a fake ISIS video posted on YouTube. The video, which includes arabic texts and ISIS images, was produced from an authentic video of the protester taking part in a campus protest last year. But a translation of the arabic reveals it was produced by someone who was in fact anti-ISIS.

Here are two video of the protester who caused the scary moment for Donald Trump at an Ohio rally Saturday.

This video posted on Instagram shows the man jumping a barrier and rushing the stage, where Secret Service agents tackled him.

(Raw language) Attempted attack on @realdonaldtrump today in #vandaliaohio

A video posted by @joelmenken on

This next video shows the protester being carried away.

The protested may be missing this:

The protester, identified as Tommy Dimassimo, was charged with inducing panic and disorderly conduct. Dayton, Ohio, police released this mugshot.

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Lead Stories found this video of Dimassimo, who apparently was a student Wright State University, leading a campus protest against the American flag.

Reports that Dimassimo is an ISIS sympathizer are apparently false. Another version of the above video was reposted on YouTube with ISIS images and music added, but a translation of the arabic text reveals that is it not authentic, but apparently published by someone who was not a fan of Dimassimo.

See also: Stage Fright: Secret Service Jump To Shield Donald Trump At Rally Podium

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About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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