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YAKIMA, Wash. — A 21-year-old Yakima man who told police he was an agent for President Donald Trump is accused of assaulting a Yakima police officer Wednesday night.

Police went to the Auto Spa at 416 S. 72nd Ave. around 10:35 p.m. for a man who was seen lurking around the gas stations and car wash, trying to open doors at the Orchards Mall and asking people for cigarettes, according to a police affidavit. A security officer at the site told officers he asked the man to leave, and he refused, the affidavit said.

When confronted by a police officer, the man said he was a “secret agent” who was working for Trump and refused to give his full name, the affidavit said.

The man ran off, refusing to stop when ordered to by the officer, the affidavit said. The officer chased the man on foot, and  pinned him next to a light pole and a wall. The man then turned and punched the officer in the face, the affidavit said.

The officer and a bystander eventually subdued the man, the affidavit said. He was booked into the Yakima County jail on suspicion of third-degree assault, and is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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