Republican General Don Bolduc was physically assaulted by an unknown person ahead of Wednesday’s debate with Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bolduc’s campaign told Breitbart News.
Kate Constantini, Bolduc’s Senate spokeswoman, told Breitbart News that before the general took to the debate stage, he was physically attacked outside the building by an individual in the crowd.
It is not known if the individual is a supporter of Hassan.
Law enforcement quickly rushed to the scene and apprehended the individual.
“Before the debate, an individual in the crowd gathered outside attempted to hit the general and was quickly apprehended and arrested,” Constantini explained.
“We appreciate the quick response from law enforcement at the scene,” she said.
“As the general said on stage tonight, it’s time to lower the temperature of political discourse in this country,” she added.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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