Woman arrested during dueling Trump/Biden rallies
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WWAY) – An arrest was made Saturday afternoon after an incident involving dueling rallies involving Trump supporters and Biden supporters.
According to the Wilmington Police Department, police responded to the intersection of Military Cutoff and Eastwood Road at around 4:40 p.m. in reference to an alleged assault.
Witnesses say a male Trump supporter went across the street where the Biden supporters were standing to wave his Trump flag in their faces. The male subject says that he was then assaulted by two female Biden supporters and that one of them threw water on him.
Other witnesses say that the man, reeking of alcohol, accidentally bumped into one of the women, causing water to shoot out of the bottle, coincidentally splashing onto both the man and the woman.
The man said that he wanted to press charges against the women and he pointed them out to police. A WPD officer told the man that he would obtain the women’s information, provide it to him, and he could seek a warrant on his own if he chose to do so. The man then gave his information to the officer so he could give it to the two women as well.
When the officer spoke with the two women, one of them was uncooperative and would not provide her information. According to WPD, the officer tried reasoning with the woman and requested that she comply multiple times, but she would not give any identifying information.
The woman was arrested for resisting, delaying, or obstructing an officer and taken before a magistrate.