15-year-old pepper sprayed outside Trump rally

Posted at 7:33 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 23:38:46-04

JANESVILLE -- Two people, including a 15-year-old girl from Janesville, were pepper sprayed outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday, police say.

According to police, a man in the crowd outside the rally groped the 15-year-old girl. When she pushed him away, another person in the crowd sprayed her. A 19-year-old Madison woman was hit with the spray as well.

A search is underway for two suspects: "One for the sexual assault, and one for the pepper spray," police say.

"This old man put his hands on this girl, and she was going to go after him," Emily Sylvester, a Trump protester, said. "Next thing you know, I get pepper sprayed."

Hundreds of protesters showed up to Trump's rally Tuesday. The event was otherwise largely peaceful.