June 20, 2021

Man sued for $250K after allegedly firing paintballs at pro-Trump rally – KOIN.com

2020 Protests

The rally was in downtown Portland on August 22

A large crowd outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland included ‘patriot’ ralliers and counter-protesters, August 22, 2020 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man is being sued for $250,000 after allegedly shooting a woman in the chest with a paintball gun during a pro-Trump rally in Portland.

According to court documents, Meg McLain says she was peacefully observing a rally outside the Justice Center on the afternoon of August 22. Shortly before 1 p.m., a man at the rally, identified as Alan Swinney, allegedly “opened fire” and intentionally shot her in the chest with a paintball. In the lawsuit she filed on Monday, McLain says this caused her pain, discomfort, distress and interfered with daily life activities.

Read the full lawsuit at the bottom of this article

Court documents included a photo of a paint-stained jacket McLain was wearing at the time along with a photo of a large, red welt on one of McLain’s breasts, which she says was a result of the paintball.

McLain attests that she quickly notified police of the incident