HOUSTON – A man was detained and questioned by police at the Donald Trump rally in The Woodlands after police said he had a gun.
The man was found on the 4th floor of the parking garage with the gun. It’s not clear how he was found or if he has ill will against the Republican presidential candidate. His intentions are also unclear.
Trump landed in Houston this afternoon. His plane touched down at Bush Intercontinental Airport around 3 p.m.
Trump will be arriving Friday at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands around 7 p.m., according to campaign officials.
It is a part of his upcoming 9-day, 10-city trip across the country.
KPRC Channel 2’s Anoushah Rasta was there as supporters arrived as early as 9 a.m. to line up.
“We want a future for our kids where there will be a president like Trump who wants to follow the law on immigration reform, the whole ordeal with ISIS and the terrorists,” supporter Sean Jordan said. “We need that taken care of. I’m afraid for my kids.”
Friday’s rally is Trump’s second stop in Texas. Trump held his first Texas rally Thursday in Dallas.
“Trump is misrepresented in the media,” supporter Janet Jordan said. “He actually is for all Americans.”
Dozens of protesters lined River Oaks Boulevard Friday afternoon, as Trump attended a fundraiser in the upscale neighborhood.
The fundraiser was held at the home of prominent Houston attorney Tony Buzbee. Protesters began lining the street around 3 Friday afternoon, waiting for Trump to arrive with his motorcade.
“Mr. Trump, as I understand it, wanted to make a trip through Texas. So, I was asked and I gladly said yes. He’s the republican presidential (or) will be the nominee,” Buzbee said.
The protesters chanted and carried signs bashing the candidate. “He’s a fascist, he’s a racist, he’s a maniac,” said protester Rona Smith.
“We just want to tell him we are not criminals, we are not rapists, we’re not drug dealers,” said protester Victor Ibarra, who is upset about the controversial statements Trump has made about Latinos.
Tickets to the fundraiser reached as much as $250,000. Earlier in the week, Buzbee expected to raise about $2 million for the Trump campaign. Attendee Kay McClelland told Channel 2 she bought three tickets for $15,000. “I really just hope that he stands a chance against Hillary,” McClelland said. “I don’t want the establishment, I want something different.”
A heavy police presence was seen across the area well into Friday evening, as the fundraiser was still taking place ahead of Trump’s rally in The Woodlands. Protesters appeared to remain peaceful throughout the evening.
Trump comes to The Woodlands from Dallas, where he held a rally there Thursday. During the rally, Trump criticized both President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on gun control.
“I’m gonna save your second amendment folks! (Cheers!) Hillary wants to abolish the second amendment. Remember that,” Trump said.
Protesters lined the streets outside the Dallas venue for the trump rally.
Hotel management in The Woodlands does not expect that because they say its private property.