Person attempts to get on stage at Dayton Trump rally

Thomas DiMassimo was arrested after disrupting Trump's rally at Dayton Arrow Airport.

A person attempts to get on stage at a Donald Trump rally in Dayton.


VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Presidential Republican candidate Donald Trump was speaking at the Dayton Arrow Airport on Saturday, when someone tried to get on the stage.

Security immediately surrounded Trump while they dealt with the person.

Based on jail records, Thomas DiMassimo was arrested for disorderly conduct and inducing panic. He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and is expected in court Monday. As of 8 p.m. Saturday night, DiMassimo was no longer listed as an inmate on the Montgomery County Jail’s website.

Last April, DiMassimo stood on top of an American flag in the middle of Wright State University campus. He said his actions were in support of Black Lives Matter.

Concern over security grew after Friday’s protest in Chicago resulted in Trump cancelling the rally. The protesters closed in on the building, obstructing most of the exits just as Trump supporters began filing out. Supporters pushed through the anti-Trump crowds that parted only slightly, yelling, “Racists go home!”

Dayton International Airport Police Chief Mike Etter said he planned to meet with Trump’s campaign and Secret Service Saturday morning to re-evaluate security measures. Etters said at that point, they would address any concerns and make necessary changes.

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