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Retired cop arrested outside Trump Tower in spat with agents

Anthony Shark, right, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, after his arrest the evening before on a federal assault charge. The Secret Service said the retired NYPD officer who works as a security guard at an upscale jeweler tried to walk through a sealed area around Trump Tower as Trump was coming home. Authorities said Shark, who was carrying a gun legally in a holster, posed no threat to the Republican presidential nominee. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)

Anthony Shark, right, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, after his arrest the evening before on a federal assault charge. The Secret Service said the retired NYPD officer who works as a security guard at an upscale jeweler tried to walk through a sealed area around Trump Tower as Trump was coming home. Authorities said Shark, who was carrying a gun legally in a holster, posed no threat to the Republican presidential nominee. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)  (The Associated Press)

Federal authorities say a retired police officer who tried to breach a secured area outside New York's Trump Tower as Donald Trump was coming home has been arrested.

Authorities say he was carrying a gun, but legally, and posed no threat to the Republican presidential nominee.

Anthony Shark was released without bail Wednesday. The 54-year-old is charged with assaulting Secret Service agents.

Authorities say he defied agents' orders, tried to walk through a sealed-off stretch of sidewalk and grabbed at agents Tuesday night.

Defense lawyer Annalisa Miron says Shark is a retired New York Police Department officer working as a security guard at a jeweler near Trump Tower.

She calls the incident an "example of Donald Trump ruining another regular person's life."

Trump's campaign referred inquiries to the Secret Service.