Eric Trump says a woman spit on him in a Chicago cocktail bar

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  • Eric Trump says a staff member at an upmarket Chicago cocktail bar spit on him on Tuesday evening.
  • The exchange allegedly happened at Aviary, in the city's West Loop district, at around 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. ET.) 
  • The US Secret Service took a staff member into custody, NBC reported from the scene. Business Insider has contacted the service for comment.
  • Trump told Breitbart News: "It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems."
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Eric Trump says a female staff member spit on him at an upmarket Chicago bar on Tuesday evening.

Trump, the second son of US President Donald Trump, said he at the cocktail bar Aviary in Chicago's West Loop district at around 8:30 p.m. when the incident took place.

A staff member allegedly took issue with his presence at around 8:30 p.m., according to details from Trump and an NBC reporter at the scene.

The US Secret Service took a staff member into custody, NBC's Mary Ann Ahern tweeted. Business Insider has contacted the service for comment.

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Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, tweeted: "CPD was on scene and assisting the United States Secret Service with a law enforcement matter."

Trump told Breitbart News: "It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems."

An unnamed Aviary staff member confirmed details of the incident to the Washington Post.

The bar is owned by Nick Kokonas, the Post noted, who became famous in January when he offered college football champions the Clemson Tigers "an actual celebration dinner" at one of his restaurants.

President Trump had just laid on a celebration dinner of burgers and fries at The White House.

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