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Guards for Alaska GOP Senate Candidate Handcuff Editor


"They were kinda putting their chest into me."

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The editor of an online Alaska news site says he was handcuffed and detained by private security guards working for Republican Senate candidate at a town hall meeting.

Tony Hopfinger, editor of the online Alaska Dispatch, tells KTUU-TV that security pushed him as he tried to question Joe Miller on Sunday. He says he pushed back and that guards then detained him, accusing him of trespassing at the public event in Anchorage.

The Dispatch is among the media outlets suing for access to Miller's personnel record from his time as a government attorney.

Miller security guard William Fulton says Hopfinger was escorted away from the meeting after ignoring requests to stop putting a camera in the candidate's face.

No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.

Editor's note:

KTUU-TV has extensive coverage of this story. See more raw video by clicking here.

Alaska Dispatch, of course, also has extensive coverage of the story with a lot more pictures.  That's here.

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