COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police say an Ohio State University student shoved a man down a flight of stairs during an anti-Donald Trump rally on the Columbus campus.
University police said they arrested Shane Stanton, 24, on Monday and charged him with a misdemeanor count of assault after he threw himself into protester Timothy Adams and sent the man hurtling down the steps.
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Adams was giving a speech from a staircase landing in the student union building when the incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. He wasn't seriously injured in the attack.
University president Michael Drake told the school's student newspaper, The Lantern, that OSU protects First Amendment rights actively but does not tolerate intimidation or threats to students, faculty or campus visitors.
Court records don't list an attorney for Stanton.