KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In a video posted to YouTube early Wednesday morning, the man who stormed the stage at the Mayor Sly James' State of the City address apologized to the city.
The audio recording, posted by user MD Alam, identifies the speaker as Derron Black. The speaker states he is in police headquarters in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
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Black then apologizes to the city, but challenges the mayor as being disillusioned to the state of Kansas City.
Black ran onto the stage during Tuesday's State of the City, knocking over a flagpole, before verbally attacking the mayor's address. Security guards for the mayor tackled Black, and the mayor continued with the speech after a brief pause.
Residents and business owners in Black's neighborhood said before this point, he had not been disruptive and was a community activist. Black ran for a seat in Missouri House District 23 last year, but lost the election.
Listen to the audio below, or mobile users can click this link: http://youtu.be/3Kl6g3uMCcM