Update, 1:30 p.m. ET: Jupiter police have confirmed they are investigating an alleged battery involving a national political reporter Tuesday night at Trump National.
A police report lists Michelle Fields, a 28-year-old Breitbart News Network reporter, as the alleged victim in the incident.
The report does not give a description of the incident but cites the weapons used as “hands, feet, fist, teeth.” There is no mention of Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who Fields said left bruises on her arm after she asked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question following a news conference.
Police are investigating the case as a simple battery, a misdemeanor. The incident took place at 10 p.m., according to the report.
But the incident may be connected to an altercation that took place between a reporter and Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Tuesday night after a news conference by the Republican candidate for president.
Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields reportedly filed a criminal complaint accusing Lewandowski of grabbing her hard enough to leave a bruise. The alleged battery took place after Fields asked a question of Trump.
Jupiter police declined to reveal much information except to say an alleged battery took place Tuesday at 115 Eagle Tree Terrace, Trump National’s address, and that a report on the incident was not filed until about 10 a.m. Friday.
Trump told reporters after Thursday night’s GOP debate in Miami that nothing happened and that Fields may have “made the story up.”
Fields responded on her Twitter account with a picture of bruises on her arm and a message that read: “I guess these just magically appeared on me.”
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