Man who rushed stage at Trump rally asks to go to RNC

Associated Press

Dayton, Ohio — An Ohio college student awaiting federal trial on charges he tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally wants court permission to go to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.

In a motion to travel filed Wednesday, Thomas DiMassimo swears he will abide by federal and local laws while at the July 18-21 convention.

The 22-year-old Wright State University student was arrested March 12 at a Dayton-area rally at an airport hangar, touching the stage where the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was speaking before Secret Service and other security agents converged.

He has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering a restricted area.

DiMassimo has said he wanted to grab the microphone at the event to show people they could stand up to Trump.