Presidential Candidate Alan Keyes Restrained, Barred From Debate

March 04, 1996

Presidential candidate Alan Keys was restrained with handcuffs and briefly taken into custody by Atlanta police when he attempted to enter WSB-TV Studios where the March 3rd Republican primary debate was being taped. Although Keyes was not formally arrested, he was detained in a police squad car for approximately 20 minutes before being dropped off in a parking lot, where he used a pay phone to call supporters and was eventually picked up by Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell. Keyes is considering suing the WSB television officials for unlawfully barring him from the debate.