DAYTON, Ohio — A group of U.S. Secret Service agents briefly formed a protective ring around Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at his rally in Ohio, but then quickly left the stage and allowed him to continue his speech.
A spokeswoman for Donald Trump says a man tried to breach the security buffer at his event in Ohio, leading U.S. Secret Service agents to briefly rush the stage to surround the Republican presidential candidate.
Spokeswoman Hope Hicks says the man "was removed rapidly and professionally."
Trump appeared to jolt after hearing something in the audience standing behind his right shoulder.
Four Secret Service agents then rushed onto the stage, as the audience chanted "Trump! Trump! Trump!" The agents quickly cleared.
Trump said: "Thank you for the warning. I was ready for 'em, but it's much better if the cops do it, don't we agree?"
Both the Secret Service and Trump campaign staff did not immediately respond to questions seeking comment.
Trump was able to finish his speech and did so without apparent incident.
The billionaire businessman called off a rally on Friday night in Chicago, after protesters filled the arena where he was scheduled to speak.