Kaine's son arrested at Trump rally

Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, was arrested with four other people and charged with second-degree riot for his activities during a pro-Trump rally held in the rotunda of the Minnesota state capitol in St. Paul on Saturday.

Linwood Michael Kaine was arrested Saturday, according to St. Paul Police public information officer Steve Linders.

Authorities released Kaine, a Minnesota resident who attended Carleton College, from the Ramsey County jail on Tuesday morning pending further investigation while St. Paul City Attorney Samuel Clark is reviewing the case. "They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully".

St. Paul police said that Linwood Kaine was arrested a block from the capitol with four people who were seen throwing fireworks at the protest.

His father, former Democratic vice presidential candidate, released a statement through a spokesperson Tuesday night about the incident. Police reported that they had to use "some force" to arrest him and take him into custody.

Linwood Kaine, who goes by the nickname Woody, attended a small liberal arts college about 45 minutes south of St. Paul and is now a resident of Minneapolis.

Police told the Pioneer Press they did not know until Tuesday that they had arrested a USA senator's son.

There were an estimated 50 counter-protesters at the rally that brought in around 400 Trump supporters.

  • Larry Hoffman