RENO, Nev. (NBC News) – Donald Trump was rushed off stage by Secret Service agents while delivering a speech in Reno, Nevada Saturday night after someone in the crowd yelled “gun,” but no weapon was found.
“Immediately in front of the stage, an unidentified individual shouted “gun.” Secret Service agents and Reno police officers immediately apprehended the subject,” the Secret Service said in a statement. “Upon a thorough search of the subject and the surrounding area, no weapon was found.”
The Republican presidential candidate was removed from the stage mid-speech just after 8 p.m. Omaha time. Secret Service and other authorities were seen escorting a man away in handcuffs.
Trump returned to the stage minutes later and was defiant. “Nobody said it was gonna be easy for us, but we will never be stopped.” Trump thanked the Secret Service and continued his speech.
“I would like to thank the United States Secret Service and the law enforcement resources in Reno and the state of Nevada for their fast and professional response,” Trump said in a statement shortly after the rally. “Nothing will stop us. We will make America great again!” Trump said in the statement.