An Ohio State University student was arrested Monday after tackling a fellow student who was making a speech inside the student union protesting the election of Donald Trump.
According to the Lantern, Ohio State’s student newspaper, Shane Michael Stanton was charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and placed on indefinite suspension from the university. Stanton, 24, will make an initial court appearance on Tuesday morning, Franklin County Municipal Court records show.
In a video posted online by the paper, the anti-Trump demonstrator — identified as Timothy Adams — is seen addressing a crowd of about 100 protesters through a bullhorn from a staircase inside the building. A man in a striped sweater — later identified as Stanton — approached from behind, yelling “you idiot” before sending Adams flying down the flight of stairs.
Adams landed face-down and injured his left hand, court records show.