Secret Service Agent Choke-Slams Time Magazine Photographer at Trump Rally


Time Magazine photographer Chris Morris was covering a Donald Trump rally and he ended up being detained after getting into a physical struggle with a Secret Service agent.

Here’s video capturing the moment in question (via Instagram user Celeste Chorniak):

We took the original video from Instagram and zoomed into the area where the incident happened:

As he was being escorted out of the room, he said he was choked and that he “never touched” the agent until he tried to explain the agent choked him and “put my hand on him” to illustrate. That’s when, Morris said, he was arrested:

Videos immediately emerged on Twitter showing parts of the scuffle:

The Secret Service told CBS News it will talk to the agent involved. The Trump campaign issued this statement:

UPDATE –– 4:52 pm EST: The Secret Service put out this statement:

Time Magazine ran a report on the incident, confirming that Morris was choked and saying, “We are relieved that Chris is feeling OK, and we expect him to be back at work soon.”

[image via screengrab]

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