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Beer can thrown at Sen. Ted Cruz during Houston Astros World Series parade

A 33-year-old man was arrested by Houston police for allegedly throwing the beer at the Texas senator. HPD said it was the only arrest of the day at the parade.

A man accused of throwing an unopened beer can at U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as the politician rode in Monday’s Houston Astros World Series parade was arrested and faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Harris County court records.

The arrest of Houston resident Joseph Halm Arcidiacono, 33, was the only arrest made during the parade by the Houston Police Department, it said Monday afternoon on Twitter. The parade lasted more than an hour and drew hundreds of thousands of fans.

Cruz, a Republican who has attended Astros playoff games both this year and in previous seasons, was booed by many fans Monday as he rode atop a Humvee and waived to the crowd. He was struck by a thrown beer can in the 2400 block of Smith Street, according to police, near the end of the parade route in Midtown.

"The beer can struck the senator in the chest/neck area," HPD wrote on Twitter. "The senator did not require medical attention."

Arcidiacono had been released from jail on a $40,000 bond as of Tuesday afternoon, court records show.

Cruz was one of several elected officials from the Houston area who participated in the parade. Among the others were U.S. Reps. Dan Crenshaw, a fellow Republican, along with Democrats Lizzie Fletcher, Sylvia Garcia and Sheila Jackson Lee.

Cruz tweeted about the incident late Monday afternoon, thanking police “for their quick action.”

“I'm also thankful that the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm,” the senator wrote.

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