The proceedings of the civil fraud trial involving former President Donald Trump were marred by a courtroom interruption on Wednesday.
According to the New York Post, a woman who attempted to approach the defendant during the trial was swiftly apprehended by law enforcement.
The disruptive woman, according to a state courts spokesperson cited by the Post, was an employee of the court herself.
Without verification, her identity has not been established.
The woman reportedly conveyed Trump her support throughout the disruption, as reported by the Associated Press.
The Post reports that after being carried to the first floor of the Manhattan courthouse, she proceeded to implore bystanders for assistance.
“Help me! Save me!” she screamed repeatedly.
Following this, she was accompanied by a police car.
Trump was making his second appearance in person at the trial in the past two days.
Trump back in court in NYC as civil trial resumes pic.twitter.com/oD8WNIKaTI
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 18, 2023
Later, Trump disclosed that he had been oblivious to the woman who was approaching him throughout the altercation.
“Who got arrested? We didn’t know anything about it,” he said.
A woman was apparently arrested for approaching DJT in the courtroom.
DJT says “You know who should be arrested? The Attorney General should be arrested, for what she’s doing.” pic.twitter.com/z2vVvQ06hI
— suzy (@Suzy_1776) October 18, 2023
An alternative suspect was identified for apprehension by the former president.
“You know who should be arrested? The attorney general for what she’s doing.”
As reported by the Associated Press, Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James accuses Trump of fraud by overestimating his net worth during the trial.
Trump further denounced the allegations against James and the trial, labeling them “rigged,” in statements made outside the courthouse.
"We have no rights whatsoever, any company coming to New York would be crazy because it's a setup, it's a rigged trial."
Former President Donald Trump speaks outside a New York City courtroom about his civil fraud trial. pic.twitter.com/3fkAmqUdUl
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) October 18, 2023
Already, a civil trial judge has determined that Trump engaged in fraudulent activities.
The subsequent developments of the proceedings will ascertain whether Trump can continue to operate his enterprises and conduct business in New York.