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Keystone Pipeline Protester Arrested In Coal Co.

Pipeline protesters posted a picture from before arrest in Coal County. Pipeline protesters posted a picture from before arrest in Coal County.

COAL COUNTY, OK -- Construction on the Keystone pipeline was delayed when a protester tried to cement himself to the ground.

Fitzgerald Scott, 42, of Tampa, Fla., was arrested and faces a charge of trespassing. Scott dug a hole in the ground with concrete and a PVC pipe and tried to permanently plant himself in the path of the construction, Sheriff Bryan Jump said.

It happened around 7 a.m. on Thursday along county roads 1590 and 3720, near Lula. Jump says they removed Scott and took him to the Coal County Jail after being checked at a hospital. There were about 10 protesters and work had to stop for a short time.