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Photo gallery: Dispatch editor detained by Miller security

Alaska Dispatch
William Fulton, former owner of Drop Zone, made national headlines in October when he handcuffed a journalist after an event hosted by U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller.
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Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger talks to an APD officer after being detained by private security guards at a Joe Miller campaign event.
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Private security guards block access to Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger after a Joe Miller campaign event. Anchorage Daily News reporter Richard Mauer is at left.
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Anchorage Daily News reporter Richard Mauer, left, attempts to shoot video after private security guards detained Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger after a Joe Miller campaign event.
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Private security guards at a Joe Miller campaign event, including Bill Fulton (left) detain Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger.
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Joe Miller -- with his security guard William Fulton in the background -- on Election Night in November 2010.
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William Fulton is an FBI informant for the Schaeffer Cox militia trial. He made headlines in Oct 2010 for handcuffing Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger. May 30, 2012
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William Fulton is an FBI informant for the Schaeffer Cox militia trial. He made headlines in Oct 2010 for handcuffing Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger. May 30, 2012
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William Fulton is an FBI informant for the Schaeffer Cox militia trial. He made headlines in Oct 2010 for handcuffing Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger. May 30, 2012
Loren Holmes photo
William Fulton is an FBI informant for the Schaeffer Cox militia trial. He made headlines in Oct 2010 for handcuffing Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger. May 30, 2012
Loren Holmes photo

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On Sunday afternoon, Tony Hopfinger, editor and co-founder of AlaskaDispatch.com, attended a town hall meeting organized by Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller at Central Middle School in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. In short order, in the school hallway, Hopfinger was surrounded by Miller’s private detail and told that he had to leave. They refused to identify themselves to Hopfinger but insisted he was trespassing. Hopfinger asked why he was trespassing, as the event was at a public school. He was handcuffed. The security guard called it an “arrest.” The police arrived about 30 minutes later, unlocked the cuffs, and let Hopfinger go.