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3 arrested during Phoenix 'tea party' rally

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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:20 am

Authorities say three people were arrested during a "tea party" rally, including a man allegedly intimidating people at the event.

The Department of Public Safety says 39-year-old Timothy R. Coomer was detained for trespassing on the Senate lawn Friday evening.

Officer Bob Bailey says that Coomer was allegedly bothering people in the front row of the rally held on the Senate and House lawns.

He says Coomer became belligerent when police and event organizers asked him to leave and was taken into custody.

The Arizona Republic says no details were immediately available on the other two arrest.

The rally was hosted by the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity and allied tea party groups.

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