Police said a man threw a White Claw can at Sen. Ted Cruz during the Houston Astros parade Monday.
Cruz was on a parade float celebrating the team's World Series win when he was struck by the can.
Houston Police arrested the man in connection with the incident. He faces assault charges.
A 33-year-old man was arrested after he threw a White Claw can at Sen. Ted Cruz during the Houston Astros victory parade on Monday, police said.
The senator from Texas made an appearance at the parade in Houston celebrating the Astros' World Series win over the weekend when "the beer can struck the Senator in the chest/neck area," according to Houston police.
"Nearby HPD officers arrested the male without further incident," police said in a statement. "He was taken to jail and faces assault charges."
Video of the incident showed a man blocking the can apparently before it made contact with the senator. The crowd can be heard booing throughout. Police said Cruz did not require medical attention.
In a statement to Insider, Cruz thanked law enforcement and said he was thankful that the man had a "noodle for an arm."
"As always I'm thankful for the Houston Police and Capitol Police for their quick action," Cruz said in a statement to Insider. "I'm also thankful that the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm."
Someone threw a beer can at Ted Cruz during the Astros parade pic.twitter.com/uEtbRP5lvh
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Editor's note: November 7, 2022: This story has been updated to reflect with a statement from Sen. Cruz, who said that he was struck by a White Claw can, not a beer can.
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