A protester interrupted the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening as Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D.N.Y., was presenting his arguments.
The protester was tackled and escorted out of the gallery within seconds. Jeffries, one of the seven House impeachment managers tasked with presenting the case against Trump, resumed his remarks, but the protester continued to scream loudly just outside the chamber, on the third floor near the press gallery.
The man could be heard yelling "Schumer is the devil" and "Dismiss the trial of impeachment," and he repeatedly mentioned abortion as he was arrested and led away by Capitol Police.
He was charged with unlawful conduct, said Eva Malecki, a Capitol Police spokeswoman.
The protester, an older white man, had been spotted in the area throughout the day. The Senate press gallery seemed to know immediately who he was and noted that they'd dealt with him before.
House prosecutors, led by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., have 24 hours over three days to convince Senate jurors that Trump committed impeachable offenses. After that, Trump's lawyers will present their defense.
Julie Tsirkin is an associate producer for NBC News' Capitol Hill team.
Haley Talbot is an associate producer in the NBC News Washington bureau.
Adam Edelman is a political reporter for NBC News.
Gary Grumbach , Deepa Shivaram and Frank Thorp V contributed.