Storm Lake, Iowa — (RI) — A Minnesota man was arrested Saturday for allegedly attempting to disrupt a campaign event in Storm Lake for 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren.
Storm Lake Police say they were providing security for the Massachusetts senator Saturday when 58-year-old Randal Thom of Lakefield, Minnesota became vocal, aggressive and tried to assault people in the crowd.
Thom was reportedly trying to confront Warren about the government shutdown outside and unfurled a banner that said, “Keep America Great.”
Officers say he tried to hit a Warren supporter with the banner and was taken into custody. Thom was arrested for disorderly conduct and booked into the Buena Vista County Jail.