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Photo gallery: Dispatch editor detained by Miller security

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: July 6, 2016
  • Published October 17, 2010

On Sunday afternoon, Tony Hopfinger, editor and co-founder of, attended a town hall meeting organized by Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller at Central Middle School in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. In short order, in the school hallway, Hopfinger was surrounded by Miller's private detail and told that he had to leave. They refused to identify themselves to Hopfinger but insisted he was trespassing. Hopfinger asked why he was trespassing, as the event was at a public school. He was handcuffed. The security guard called it an "arrest." The police arrived about 30 minutes later, unlocked the cuffs, and let Hopfinger go.

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