On Monday, Houston law enforcement officials released a statement announcing that they had arrested the 33-year-old man who allegedly assaulted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a celebration parade for the Houston Astros.
“HPD made one arrest during today’s victory parade,” the Houston Police Department said in a statement. “A male, 33, threw a beer can at U.S. Senator Ted Cruz as the Senator was on a float in the 2400 block of Smith St. The beer can struck the Senator in the chest/neck area. The Senator did not require medical attention.”
“Nearby HPD officers arrested the male without further incident,” the statement continued. “He was taken to jail and faces assault charges. We will release the suspect’s name and booking photo here when formal charges are filed.”
The thrown can did not appear to be opened and would have been considerably heavier than an empty can, evidenced by the fact that a thud can be heard when it fell into the back of the military Hummer that Cruz was riding in. Cruz’s daughters were standing next to him when the can was thrown.
“As always I’m thankful for the Houston Police and Capitol Police for their quick action,” Cruz said in a statement to The Daily Wire. “I’m also thankful that the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm.”
A video showed Cruz on the back of the truck reacting as a beer can came flying toward him. While both he and a staffer reached up to try to deflect the can, it struck Cruz, leading the staffer to point into the crowd, showing police and parade security officials where the offending beer can had come from.
Cruz was in attendance after the Houston Astros won the World Series over the weekend, beating the Philadelphia Phillies four games to two.
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