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'Hamilton' Chicago audience member arrested after outburst

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An audience member at a performance of "Hamilton" in Chicgao was arrested after an obscene outburst Saturday. (WLS)

An audience member at "Hamilton" in Chicago was arrested for a wild outburst Saturday night, police said.

An eyewitness told ABC7 that a man became agitated at a performance after a song that included the line, "Immigrants: We get the job done."

The witness said the man started yelling curses at anyone who didn't vote for President-elect Donald Trump. He was asked to leave, but he refused, so police arrested him.

Police identified the man as John Palmer. He has been charged with a misdemeanor.

The incident comes after Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a performance of "Hamilton" on Broadway. Cast members directed a statement at Pence and President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter called on the cast to apologize.

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'Hamilton' cast urges Pence to 'uphold our American values'.



An actor for the Broadway production of Hamilton responded, "There's nothing to apologize for."

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she ''discussed a wide range of issues'' with President-elect Donald Trump but that she has not yet been offered a post in his administration.

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