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Man accused of tossing tomatoes at Trump to stand trial

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 11:07 PM


IOWA CITY, (AP) -- An Iowa City man accused of throwing two tomatoes at GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will stand trial in the case.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that trial for 28-year-old Andrew Joseph Alemao has been set for March 22.

Alemao is charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanour. University of Iowa Police say Alemao was seen throwing two tomatoes at Trump during a speech January 26 in Iowa City.

It is not clear whether the tomatoes hit anyone.

Alemao is free while awaiting trial. His attorney, Al Smith, says he has asked for a jury trial and that his client "is innocent until proven guilty".

If convicted, Alemao faces up to 30 days in jail or a US$625 fine.