Student who tried to rush Trump rally stage in Dayton off probation

The then-Wright State University student was arrested March 12 at the future President-elect's Dayton-area airport hangar rally

Thomas DiMassimo, who charged the stage at a Donald Trump rally near Dayton, wants to go to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
In this March 25, 2016, file photo, Thomas DiMassimo, listens as his lawyer speaks outside federal court after a hearing in Dayton, Ohio. DiMassimo, a college student awaiting federal trial on a charge he tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally asked for court permission Wednesday, July 6 to go to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention featuring Trump as its presumptive presidential nominee. (Steve Mehaffie/Dayton Daily News via AP, File)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – With the election over, a federal judge has ended probation for an Ohio man who tried to rush a Donald Trump rally stage.

Judge Sharon Ovington’s Thursday order says she cut short a scheduled, one-year probation for Thomas DiMassimo based on his probation officer’s recommendation and without objection from the U.S. attorney’s office.

She fined him $250 in July and ordered him to stay away from “any Republican presidential event,” after earlier warning him against going to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

DiMassimo pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of illegally entering a restricted area.

The then-Wright State University student was arrested March 12 at the future President-elect’s Dayton-area airport hangar rally. He said he hoped to grab the microphone to show people they could stand up to Trump.

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