Fall River man accused of attacking 82-year-old Trump supporter

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A 27-year-old Fall River man has been arrested, accused of attacking an 82-year-old man who’d been holding a "Trump" sign at a Fall River rotary, according to the Fall River police.

The police say they were called Tuesday after an elderly man was "violently targeted for his political views and violently assaulted."

The 82-year-old man told the police he was standing in a grassy areas off North Main Street and Airport Road when a man stopped his car, got out, and walked toward him, screaming, "Give me the (expletive) sign!," the police said in a news release.

The man, later identified as Aidan Courtright, of 41 Rolling Green Drive, then ripped the sign out of the victim’s hands, tore it in half, and threw it on the ground, the police said.

Courtright then grabbed the victim by his shirt, knocking his hat off, and threw him to the ground, the police said. While the elderly man was on th... (Read more)