SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Authorities made an arrest after a person in a wheelchair was attacked with a chain during President Trump rally at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Saturday.
According to the CHP, crowds of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clashed, engaging in both verbal and physical altercations.
Just before 2 p.m., one person deployed pepper spray into the crowd, which also affected CHP and Sacramento police officers, authorities said.
Around the same time as the pepper spray incident, a counter-protester was involved in an altercation with the person in the wheelchair. The CHP said the counter-protester struck the individual in the face with a chain.
The suspect was taken into custody and is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.
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