Paraglider arrested, charged after flying close to President Trump in Scotland protest

He's been grounded.

The paragliding protester who got a little too close to President Trump in western Scotland on Friday night is in custody, police said Sunday.

The 55-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the pre-arranged Greenpeace protest, but police did not give further details.

The paraglider carried a banner reading "Trump: Well Below Par" over Trump's Turnberry resort to protest his environmental policies. Trump was seen cutting across the grass, quickly heading to the entrance of the resort, as the protester appeared.

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The protester breached a no-fly zone over the resort and committed a criminal offense, according to police. Greenpeace said it informed police about the stunt before it took place.

"We've just delivered a message to @RealDonaldTrump as he was standing outside his hotel in Turnberry watching. #Resist #StopTrump.", the environmental group tweeted after the incident.

The paraglider is expected to appear in court on Monday.

Tens of thousands took to the streets in London, Edinburgh and other British cities to protest Trump's first official visit to Britain, with smaller groups demonstrating outside Trump's two golf resorts in Scotland.

The President was expected to leave Scotland on Sunday ahead of his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday.

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A protestor holds placards prior to the Scotland United Against Trump march through the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland on July 14, 2018, on the third day of US President Donald Trump's four-day UK visit. - US President Donald Trump wraps up a four-day visit to Britain, dominated by his blasting of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy, by spending the weekend in Scotland. (Photo by NEIL HANNA / AFP) (Photo credit should read NEIL HANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he walks on the course of his golf resort, in Turnberry, Scotland July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
The "Baby Trump" balloon joins Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators at the "Carnival of Resistance" in Edinburgh, to protest against the visit of the US President Donald Trump to the UK. (Photo by Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images)
Demonstrators prepare for a rally to protest against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to Britain, in Edinburgh, Scotland July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Armed police officers stand on a roof near the golf resort owned by U.S. President Donald Trump, during Trump's stay at the resort, in Turnberry, Scotland July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Police officers stand in the road near the golf resort owned by U.S. President Donald Trump, during Trump's stay at the resort, in Turnberry, Scotland July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Police officers man a road block near the golf resort owned by U.S. President Donald Trump, during Trump's stay at the resort, in Turnberry, Scotland July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators march through the Edinburgh to a "Carnival of Resistance" to protest against the visit of the US President Donald Trump to the UK. (Photo by Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JULY 14: People march holding anti-Trump signs while the U.S. President is visiting Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort in Scotland as people gather to protest during his visit to the United Kingdom on July 14, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The President of the United States and First Lady, Melania Trump on their first official visit to the UK after yesterday's meetings with the Prime Minister and the Queen is in Scotland for private weekend stay at his Turnberry. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump carries a golf club at his golf resort, in Turnberry, Scotland July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JULY 14: The Baby Trump Balloon floats in the middle of crowds holding anti-Trump signs while the U.S. President is visiting Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort in Scotland as people gather to protest during his visit to the United Kingdom on July 14, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The President of the United States and First Lady, Melania Trump on their first official visit to the UK after yesterday's meetings with the Prime Minister and the Queen is in Scotland for private weekend stay at his Turnberry. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JULY 14: People march holding anti-Trump signs while the U.S. President is visiting Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort in Scotland as people gather to protest during his visit to the United Kingdom on July 14, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The President of the United States and First Lady, Melania Trump on their first official visit to the UK after yesterday's meetings with the Prime Minister and the Queen is in Scotland for private weekend stay at his Turnberry. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators attend the "Carnival of Resistance" in Edinburgh, to protest against the visit of the US President Donald Trump to the UK. (Photo by Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images)
Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators gather at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh before marching through the city to a "Carnival of Resistance" to protest against the visit of the US President Donald Trump to the UK. (Photo by Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images)
Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators gather at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh before marching through the city to a "Carnival of Resistance" to protest against the visit of the US President Donald Trump to the UK. (Photo by Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JULY 14: A child walks around anti-Trump signs while the U.S. President is visiting Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort in Scotland as people gather to protest during his visit to the United Kingdom on July 14, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The President of the United States and First Lady, Melania Trump on their first official visit to the UK after yesterday's meetings with the Prime Minister and the Queen is in Scotland for private weekend stay at his Turnberry. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
A protestor holds a placard prior to the Scotland United Against Trump march through the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland on July 14, 2018, on the third day of US President Donald Trump's four-day UK visit. - US President Donald Trump wraps up a four-day visit to Britain, dominated by his blasting of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy, by spending the weekend in Scotland. (Photo by NEIL HANNA / AFP) (Photo credit should read NEIL HANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
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