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Man charged for throwing punch outside President Trump rally

The victim was reportedly leaving Target Center when he was attacked.
A picture of the protests outside the Target Center (suspect is not pictured).

A picture of the protests outside the Target Center (suspect is not pictured).

A Richfield man has been charged for punching a man outside President Donald Trump's Target Center rally.

Dwight Pierre Lewis, 31, is facing a single count of 3rd-degree assault for the alleged attack in downtown Minneapolis on Oct. 10.

According to a criminal complaint, the victim told police he was outside the arena following the Trump rally when he was punched in the mouth.

He required several stitches at the hospital as a result of the punch.

Lewis was identified by police who used a video posted online by a news outlet.

He then turned himself in on Monday, and admitted to police he was the person who threw the punch.

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The Star Tribune reports that the 22-year-old victim was leaving the rally when he was accosted by a shirtless man.

While the Trump rally passed mostly peacefully, there were instances after it ended where protesters verbally abused supporters leaving the arena, burned MAGA hats and got into confrontations with police and Trump fans.

There was also an instance where a Trump supporter in a vehicle pulled out a gun and pointed it at protesters who blocked his path.

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