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Charges filed against protester at North Dakota Capitol Trump rally

Charges filed against protester at North Dakota Capitol
Charges filed against protester at North Dakota Capitol(KFYR-TV)
Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 5:20 PM CST
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - A misdemeanor charge has been filed against a 36-year-old man accused of trying to put handcuffs on other protesters at a November rally at the state Capitol.

North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers say Steven Lapoint tried to place two people in handcuffs at a Nov. 7 Trump rally on the Capitol grounds.

Lapoint told troopers he was attempting to make a citizens arrest for “assault and battery, and simple assault.”

In a video, Lapoint can been seen trying to get to the podium where rally attendees were speaking.

A group of people cut Lapoint off when a struggle ensued and Lapoint pulled out the handcuffs.

Lapoint is charged with simple assault.

No court date has been set.

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