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Texas man accused of punch amid Trump argument turns self in

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This booking photo provided by the Denton (Texas) Police shows Jason Lata on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Authorities said the Texas man, who was seen on video punching another man as they argued over President Donald Trump, turned himself in after police obtained a warrant for assault. (Denton Police via AP)

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man who was seen on video punching another man as they argued over President Donald Trump has turned himself in after police obtained a warrant for assault.

Forty-four-year-old Jason Lata was booked in the Denton City Jail late Saturday and released a few hours later after posting bond.

He turned himself in hours after a video circulated showing a man punching another man outside of a convenience store.

The video shows one man yelling profanities at another man and screaming “Turn it off!” as an anti-Trump song appeared to be playing in the background.

It wasn’t clear whether Lata had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

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