FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they are looking at Donald Trump’s behavior as they continue their probe of a violent altercation at one of his rallies last week.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said in a Monday statement that it’s investigators are continuing to look at the rally last Wednesday in Fayetteville, during which a man was hit in the face while being escorted out.
“We are continuing to look at the totality of these circumstances … including the potential of whether there was conduct on the part of Mr. Trump or the Trump campaign which rose to the level of inciting a riot,” the statement said.
A sheriff’s department spokesman didn’t return a message seeking further comment. A spokeswoman for the local prosecutor referred questions to the sheriff’s office.