HOUSTON — A trespassing charge has been dropped against a Vice News reporter arrested outside a Donald Trump campaign event at a Houston hotel.
In a statement, Vice News said the Harris County District Attorney’s Office dropped the case Friday against reporter Alex Thompson.
Police arrested the 27-year-old reporter on Sept. 17 after Thompson returned to the Omni Houston at Westside lobby after leaving at the hotel management’s request. Vice News said Thompson was arrested while awaiting a response to his request for access to Trump’s appearance. Trump was appearing at a nonprofit advocate for families of those killed by immigrants in the country illegally.
District attorney’s spokesman Jeff McShan said hotel officials chose not to pursue the complaint.
The Trump campaign denied any involvement in Thompson’s arrest.