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Anthony M. Derlunas II, 58, told Baltimore Police that he yelled the slogans because the final scene before intermission reminded him of how much he despises the president, according to The New York Times. 


The Times noted that Derlunas also claimed that the anger directed at him after he shouted the slogans was because of what he claimed must be a high number of Trump supporters at the show. 

Derlunas on Wednesday night began yelling from the balcony during the intermission of "Fiddler on the Roof" at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre.

The cries reportedly led some in the theater to believe that a shooting was about to happen.

“I’ll be honest, I was waiting to hear a gunshot. I thought, ‘Here we go,’” Richard Scherr, a contributing sportswriter for the Baltimore Sun who was at the theater, told the newspaper. 

Derlunas was escorted out of the theater after shouting the slogans. No charges were filed against him, according to reports. 

"As reprehensible as the man’s words were, they are considered protected free speech because nobody was directly threatened,” a spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department told The Times. 

“Fiddler on the Roof” is a musical based on a Jewish community facing persecution in imperial Russia. The outburst from Derlunas follows a string of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. 

In October, a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue left 11 people dead.