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Trial reset for Ohio man who rushed stage at Trump rally

FILE - In this March 25, 2016, file photo, a man accused of rushing the stage at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Thomas DiMassimo, listens as his lawyer speaks outside federal court after a hearing in Dayton, Ohio. The 22-year-old Wright State University student is accused of rushing the stage during a March 12, 2016, rally at a Dayton International Airport hangar in Vandalia, Ohio, and has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering a restricted area. On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sharon Ovington scheduled DiMassimo's jury trial to begin June 22, 2016, in Dayton, Ohio, after a May 31, 2016, date was postponed because of a scheduling conflict. (Steve Mehaffie/Dayton Daily News via AP, File) LOCAL PRINT OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WKEF-TV OUT; WRGT-TV OUT; WDTN-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
May 17, 2016 - 10:07 PM

DAYTON, Ohio - An Ohio man who was arrested after he rushed the stage at a Donald Trump rally faces trial next month.

The trial for 22-year-old Thomas DiMassimo is now set to begin June 22 in federal court in Dayton. A May 31 trial date was postponed because of a scheduling conflict.

The Wright State University student has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanour charge of illegally entering a restricted area. The charge carries a potential one-year prison sentence and possible fines. DiMassimo was arrested March 12 at a rally for the Republican presidential candidate.

His attorney has said DiMassimo wanted to ensure his political views were heard.

The two sides have said they've discussed trying to resolve the case without a trial.

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