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Suspects accused of throwing eggs at Trump prayer group arrested in South Texas

John Jordan Rivas, Marilyn Lopez, Miliannie Ortiz-Ruiz accused of throwing eggs and hurling insults at Trump prayer group in Harlingen Nov. 7, 2020/Photo-Courtesy of Harlingen Police Department.

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) -Harlingen police have arrested three people accused of throwing eggs and disrupting a group that was praying for President Trump.

Officers say several Trump supporters  gathered Saturday afternoon to pray on a grass lot when 20-year-old John Jordan Rivas started throwing eggs at them.   When they told him to stop, he allegedly pulled out a knife.

Rivas left before officers arrived, but was quickly found and arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and disruption of a meeting.   Officers also found a brown kitchen knife they believe Rivas used to threaten the group.

John Jordan Rivas arrested for allegedly throwing eggs at Trump prayer group in Harlingen, Texas Nov. 7, 2020/Photo-Harlingen Police Department

Two young women also have been arrested and charged with disruption of a meeting.  Police say 19-year-old Marilyn Lopez and 18-year-old Miliannie Ortiz-Ruiz  were yelling insults at Trump supporters during the investigation.

Miliannie Ortiz-Ruiz arrested for disrupting Trump prayer meeting Nov. 7, 2020 in Harlingen, Texas/Photo-Harlingen Police Department

 

Marilyn Lopez arrested for disrupting Trump prayer meeting Nov. 7, 2020 in Harlingen, Texas/Photo-Harlingen Police Department

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