Man in Handcuffs Escorted From Gun Reform Rally in Washington

A man was escorted away in handcuffs by police after a disturbance caused panic among attendees of the March For Our Lives gun reform rally on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday, June 11.

Local media reported a man shouted “I am the gun” into the crowd near the stage and threw an unidentified object during a moment of silence for victims of gun violence.

Members of the crowd began to run, before a speaker urged calm, saying, “Do not run. There is no issue here,” into a microphone, local media reported.

Video filmed by Twitter user @amayarearden shows a man in handcuffs alongside police officers. The man was photographed by photographers at the event.

The event resumed as scheduled following the incident. Credit: @amayarearden via Storyful

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