Vice Reporter Arrested Outside Trump Rally In Houston

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September 17, 2016 4:48 p.m.

A Vice News reporter was arrested for trespassing outside a Donald Trump campaign event on Saturday, according to the site.

Alex Thompson, a reporter for Vice News, was arrested in Houston around 1:30 PM ET and charged with trespassing at the Omni Westside Hotel in Houston where Trump was holding an event, according to Vice. Thompson is, as of the report, currently being held at Houston Central Jail.

Vice News reported that they requested access to the event earlier this week and was told by the Trump campaign that the status of the request was “pending.” When Thompson asked about the status of the access, a hotel manager asked him to leave and said that he would be arrested if he did not, according to Vice. Then, about two minutes later and without warning, as he was waiting for the Trump campaign to verify access to the event, he was arrested and escorted out.

Vice reported that it has not received any information on the arrest. The Trump campaign has not spoken out publicly on the arrest.

This is not the first time a reporter has been detained at or near a Trump event. CBS reporter Sopan Deb was arrested at a Trump event in March.

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