La Jolla Man Arrested After Fight at Congresswoman's Town Hall: Irvine Police

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Police successful Orange County said "punches were thrown" connected Sunday astatine a governmental lawsuit successful Irvine.

The combat took spot Sunday astatine Congresswoman Katie Porter's territory municipality hallway meeting, according to police.

Julian Willis, a 51-year-old La Jolla resident, was arrested and fixed a citation, past released, officials said.


Porter, who represents the 45th Congressional District, had billed the lawsuit arsenic Policy successful the Park, which kicked disconnected astatine 3 p.m astatine Mike Ward Community Park connected Lake Road successful Irvine.

Irvine police, who had officers contiguous astatine the event, said determination "were opposing opinions astatine the municipality hall. It got heated and punches were thrown. One antheral received a bloody nose."

The Los Angeles Times reported connected Sunday that Porter's "backers [were] scuffling with supporters of erstwhile President Trump, who were loudly interrupting the congresswoman arsenic she spoke."

Police identified Willis arsenic a fishy and concisely took him into custody.

Porter is simply a two-term Democrat who flipped her spot successful 2018, unseating incumbent Mimi Walters. During that predetermination year, The Associated Press reported that she "said she was moving 'to clasp Donald Trump and the almighty peculiar interests successful Washington accountable.' ”

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