Updated Nov 8, 2022, 2:35pm EST
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A man has been arrested for throwing a beer can at Ted Cruz during an Astros parade

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A man was arrested after throwing a can of beer at U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz during the Houston Astros’ World Series victory parade Monday, police said.

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Video shows the beer can hitting the Republican senator as he rode in an open-air vehicle on Houston’s Smith Street.

Houston police said in a statement that the can struck Cruz in the chest and neck area, and that he did not require medical attention. A 33-year-old man, who was not identified by authorities, was arrested and taken to jail. He faces assault charges, police said.

Cruz said in a tweet that he is “thankful for the Houston Police and Capitol Police for their quick action.”

“I’m also thankful that the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm,” he said.

Other footage from Monday’s parade, which follows the Astros’ World Series victory on Saturday, showed some in the crowd booing Cruz as his float moved through the parade.