A man has been arrested by Houston law enforcement officials after he threw a beer can at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Police released a statement saying they had arrested 33-year-old Joseph Halm Arcidiacono for assaulting Cruz during a Houston Astros victory parade.
Arcidiacono has been charged with aggravated assault for the attack.
Cruz lives in the Houston area and attended several of the World Series games, including Game 6 on Sunday when the Astros won.
“HPD made one arrest during today’s victory parade,” the Houston Police Department said in a statement.
“A male, 33, threw a beer can at U.S. Senator Ted Cruz as the Senator was on a float in the 2400 block of Smith St.
“The beer can struck the Senator in the chest/neck area.
“The Senator did not require medical attention.”
“Nearby HPD officers arrested the male without further incident,” the statement continued.
“He was taken to jail and faces assault charges.
“We will release the suspect’s name and booking photo here when formal charges are filed.”
Beer flies at Ted Cruz during Astros World Series Parade pic.twitter.com/lRALgyXCe2
— Alien Truther Wildwest (@wcgroovy) November 7, 2022
Nearby HPD officers arrested the male without further incident. He was taken to jail and faces assault charges. We will release the suspect's name and booking photo here when formal charges are filed. 2/2
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 7, 2022
According to The Hill:
A slew of videos surfaced on social media Monday showing Astros fans booing Cruz, who was alongside his family and friends in the championship parade.
In one of the videos, a bystander in the parade can be seen throwing a can of beer at Cruz, who blocks it with his hand.
Cruz’s security detail and authorities then look to see which fan threw the beverage at Cruz.
UPDATE: Booking photo of Joseph Halm Arcidiacono, 33, now charged with aggravated assault in this incident.#hounews https://t.co/njt9hruEIf pic.twitter.com/DzeAwtuzyB
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 8, 2022