Secret Service Rushes Stage to Protect Donald Trump at Rally

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A man tried to breach the security buffer at the GOP candidate's event in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of U.S. Secret Service agents briefly formed a protective ring around Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at his rally in Ohio on Saturday, but then quickly left the stage and allowed him to continue his speech.

A spokeswoman for Trump says a man tried to breach the security buffer at his event in Dayton, leading four U.S. Secret Service agents to briefly rush the stage to surround the Republican presidential candidate.

The audience chanted "Trump! Trump! Trump!" The agents quickly cleared.

Trump did not explain what had happened, but said: "Thank you for the warning. I was ready for 'em, but it's much better if the cops do it, don't we agree?"

Spokeswoman Hope Hicks says the man "was removed rapidly and professionally."

The agents left the stage quickly, and Trump was able to finish his speech and did so without apparent incident.