WATCH: Trump rushed off stage by security in Reno

Michael Barbaro
New York Times News Service

Donald Trump was rushed offstage by security guards not long after he began speaking Saturday night at a rally in Reno, Nevada, in a startling scene that was not immediately explained.

Two members of Trump’s security detail raced toward Trump, with one of them grabbing him and forcibly escorting him away from the lectern. Moments before, Trump had seemed to notice a commotion in the crowd in front of him.

As he was led away, video from the event appeared to show people near the stage subduing someone in the audience.

Trump left the stage for several minutes.

Later, he returned to the same lectern and indirectly addressed the matter.

“Nobody said it would be easy for us,” he said. “But we will never be stopped. Never. Ever.”

He added: “I want to thank the Secret Service. They don’t get enough credit. They are amazing people.”