The youngest son of Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate, was arrested on Saturday after being identified as one of the counter-protesters who allegedly used fireworks to disrupt a pro-President Donald Trump rally at the Minnesota State Capitol.
According to Twin Cities, it took three cops and a chemical spray to subdue Linwood Michael Kaine, 24 who resisted arrest when confronted by officers at a park near the Capitol.
From Twin Cities:
Linwood Kaine, a Minneapolis resident who attended Carleton College and goes by Woody, resisted arrest when confronted by officers outside the Capitol grounds, according to a St. Paul police spokesman. He was released from the Ramsey County jail on Tuesday morning pending further investigation, law enforcement officials said.
No charges were filed against him or the four other people who were arrested by St. Paul police.
St. Paul City Attorney Samuel Clark is reviewing the case for possible misdemeanor charges.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine released a statement Tuesday night through a spokesperson to the Pioneer Press.
“We love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues,” he said. “They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully.”
The Minnesota State Patrol contacted St. Paul police with a report that troopers had identified five people who lit off fireworks inside the Capitol during a Trump rally.
When the five individuals were approached by police the group dispersed in multiple directions.
An officer ordered a man, later identified as Linwood Kaine, to get on the ground.
“The officer was able to get ahold of Mr. Kaine, but he got up, squared off with the officer and the officer tried to take him to the ground again,” St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders said Wednesday. Another officer arrived and sprayed a chemical irritant toward Kaine.
“He then was taken to the ground, but continued to resist, at which point another officer deployed a knee strike to get him to cooperate with the officers and put his hands behind his back,” Linders continued. “After the strike, Mr. Kaine cooperated and was taken into custody without further incident.”