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ISP: One person cited for trespassing and removed from the Statehouse

Posted at 4:47 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 18:47:35-04

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho State Police says one person has been cited for trespassing and was removed from the Idaho Statehouse Tuesday afternoon. The citation was given after Rep. Greg Chaney, Chairman of the House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee requested only credentialed press sit in the designated press area, according to a news release from ISP.

The 33-year-old Boise man, who was not named in the release, was requested by ISP troopers to leave the area. When he refused, troopers removed him from the hearing room.

The man was cited and removed from the Statehouse premises, said the ISP communications director in the release. The release also stated that "Idaho State Police are working to carefully balance people’s right to participate in the legislative process while ensuring that process stays peaceful and safe."