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US Secret Service investigating after cell phone thrown on NRA stage while Trump walked on stage

Posted: 10:00 AM, Apr 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-27 10:00:09-04
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INDIANAPOLIS — The United States Secret Service is investigating Friday after a cell phone was thrown on the stage of the NRA convention in Indianapolis while President Donald Trump was walking on.

A cell phone was thrown on the opposite side of the stage while Trump was walking on, but before he began to speak, the Secret Service said in a statement.

You can read the full statement from the Secret Service below:

At approximately 12:30 p.m. (ET) today, President Trump was at an event in Indianapolis, IN. As the President was walking onto the stage, but prior to his remarks, a cell phone from the crowd landed on the opposite side of the stage. An individual was removed from the event and the investigation is continuing.

The man who allegedly threw the cell phone on stage was taken for a mental health evaluation, Marion County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Katie Carlson said in an email. Deputies assisted the Secret Service in their investigation into the incident.