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The Latest: New details emerge about Trump rally shooting suspect

Jul. 14, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

A shooting at Donald Trump ’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania is being investigated as an attempted assassination of the former president and presumptive Republican nominee, law enforcement officials say. Trump called Sunday for unity and resilience as shocked leaders across the...

Authorities hunt for clues, but motive of man who tried to assassinate Donald Trump remains elusive

Jul. 14, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 20-year-old man who tried to assassinate former President Donald Trump first came to law enforcement’s attention at Saturday's rally when spectators noticed him acting strangely outside the campaign event. The tip sparked a frantic search but officers were unable to find...

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

Jul. 14, 2024 21:53 PM EDT

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump called for unity and resilience Sunday after an attempt on his life injected fresh uncertainty into an already tumultuous presidential campaign, while President Joe Biden implored Americans to “cool it down” in the final stretch and “resolve...

Amid chaos and gunfire, Trump raised his fist and projected a characteristic image of defiance

Jul. 14, 2024 21:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He was bleeding from the head after a barrage of bullets flew through his rally when Secret Service agents gave the go-ahead that it was safe to move from the stage. But Donald Trump had something he needed to do. “Wait, wait, wait!” the former...

Former fire chief who died at Trump rally used his body to shield family from gunfire

Jul. 14, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The former fire chief who was killed at a Pennsylvania rally for Donald Trump spent his final moments diving down in front of his family, protecting them from the gunfire that rang out Saturday during an assassination attempt against the former president. ...

What to know about the assassination attempt of Donald Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More details are emerging after former President Donald Trump survived an assassination attemp t Saturday, days before he becomes the official Republican presidential nominee. The Secret Service shot and killed the would-be assassin, identified as a 20-year-old...

The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close

Jul. 14, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is investigating how a gunman armed with an AR-style rifle was able to get close enough to shoot and injure former President Donald Trump at a rally Saturday in Pennsylvania, in a devastating failure of one of the agency’s core duties. ...

A timeline of the assassination attempt on former President Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump was the target of an assassination attempt at a Pennsylvania rally Saturday that set off panic as a bloodied Trump was surrounded by Secret Service and hurried into his vehicle. A former fire chief attending the rally with family was killed, as was the...

AP PHOTOS: Shooting at Trump rally in Pennsylvania

Jul. 14, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

This collection of photos shows the aftermath of a shooting at former President Donald Trump's rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. The former president, his ear covered in blood from what he said was a gunshot, was quickly pulled away by Secret Service agents and his campaign...

Trump injured but 'fine' after attempted assassination at rally, shooter and one attendee are dead

Jul. 14, 2024 06:36 AM EDT

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump was the target of an apparent assassination attempt Saturday at a Pennsylvania rally, days before he was to accept the Republican nomination for a third time. A barrage of gunfire set off panic, and a bloodied Trump, who said he was shot in the...