Teen pepper sprayed as Trump protesters, supporters clash

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Friday, March 18, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/John Locher)

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Police are looking for a man who pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl as opponents and supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump clashed outside a Wisconsin rally.

The altercation is the latest in a series of confrontations that have marred recent Trump events.

Janesville Police Sgt. Aaron Ellis said Wednesday that investigators have photos taken by participants at the demonstration outside the Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday, which could help to identify the man with the pepper spray.

Ellis said the girl told police she punched another man who groped her. Police also want to interview that man.

The girl and a 19-year-old woman standing next to her in the crowd were taken to a hospital, treated and released. Ellis says the girl could face charges for punching the other man.

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