Watch as a photographer is put in chokehold at a Donald Trump rally

By Pamela Engel/Business Insider

A Secret Service agent appeared to slam a Time magazine photographer to the ground after he stepped past a security barricade at a Monday rally hosted by the Donald Trump campaign.

Time magazine said in a response to the incident Monday that the photographer was “thrown to the ground in a chokehold.”

In a now-deleted video posted to Instagram by an attendee, the photographer was seen talking to the agent before the latter appeared to force him to the ground. The photographer can be seen tussling with the agent in this video posted to Twitter.

The photographer said that he “stepped 18 inches out of the [press] pen” when the agent grabbed him by the neck and started “choking” him before slamming him to the ground.

The altercation came as protesters affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement were being escorted out of the Radford, Virginia, rally. Trump’s rally was interrupted several times by protesters.

The Trump campaign identified the man as a Secret Service agent in a statement distributed to reporters.

“There was an incident involving a USSS agent at today’s Radford University Trump rally,” the campaign said in the statement. “We are not aware of all the details surrounding the incident and all future inquiries should be directed to local law enforcement.”

Here’s a short shot of the moment from the deleted Instagram video:

 

 

 

The Time response said the magazine had contacted the Secret Service to express its concern about the incident.

“We are relieved that Chris is feeling OK, and we expect him to be back at work soon,” Time said.

A Secret Service spokesman told Business Insider that the agency was aware of the incident and was investigating:

“The Secret Service is aware of an incident involving an employee of the Secret Service that occurred earlier today in Radford, VA. At this time, our local field office is working with their law enforcement partners to determine the exact circumstances that led up to this incident. The Secret Service will provide further details as warranted once additional facts surrounding the situation are known.”

 

 


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