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Man Arrested For Throwing A Beer Can At US Senator Ted Cruz During A Parade

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The #Houston Police Department (HPD) has detained a guy who is claimed to have thrown a beer can at Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Monday. Cruz reportedly witnessed the event while on a float in the World Series victory parade.

When someone tossed a beer can in Cruz’s direction, he was facing the crowd that had collected on both sides of the street. The Republican leader took a moment to respond, but someone standing next to him immediately stepped in and diverted the projectile.

“HPD made one arrest during today’s victory parade.  A male, 33, threw a beer can at U.S. Senator Ted Cruz as the Senator was on a float in the 2400 block of Smith St. The beer can struck the Senator in the chest/neck area.  The Senator did not require medical attention,” tweeted HPD.

“Nearby HPD officers arrested the male without further incident. He was taken to jail and faces assault charges. We will release the suspect’s name and booking photo here when formal charges are filed.”

Cruz also quotes tweeted a message and remarked following the social media platforms’ widespread popularity of the incident’s video.

“As always I’m thankful for the Houston Police and Capitol Police for their quick action. I’m also thankful that the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm,” tweeted Cruz. 

After the attack, Cruz received support from his rival peers as well. Democrat leader Eric Swalwell condemned the incident and said, “Don’t throw beer or commit violence against someone you politically disagree with. We are a country of voting, not violence.”

Cruz was attacked as Paul Pelosi, the husband of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was being savagely attacked by a suspect using a hammer.

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