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Seven people transported to hospitals from Trump event

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 17:34:52-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Omaha Police Department (OPD) says a preliminary investigation into Tuesday's MAGA rally at Eppley Airport shows seven people were transported to local hospitals for "a variety of medical conditions" and more than that sought aid for other medical reasons.

More on the rally: President Trump holds MAGA rally in Omaha

About 25,000 people were hauled to the event via 40 buses in a period of about 10 hours which began at 10 a.m.

Some chose to leave before President Trump's speech concluded but demand increased at about 9 p.m. when it came to a close.

See also: Trump rally brings out thousands of supporters, protestors gather outside

OPD says buses for people with handicaps were made available and additional buses from the Metro Area Transit Authority were called in to give people a ride back to their vehicles. Some did choose to walk back to their cars though which was about 2.5 miles away. The department said many underestimated the distance and that the OPD gave aid to the elderly and those who might have trouble making the trek.

Officers from several departments stayed in the area and the last person was loaded onto a bus at about 11:50 p.m.

In regards to foot and vehicle traffic, OPD says things returned to normal at about 12:30 a.m.

Of those in attendance, about 30 were contacted for medical reasons.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer commented on the event at a press conference Wednesday morning:

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