UPDATE: At Least 1 Dead After Car Plows Into Charlottesville Protesters; Driver in Custody
At least one person is dead after a car plowed into Charlottesville protesters. Police have taken the suspected driver into custody. Mic tech reporter Taylor Lorenz reports “the police have the plates, the car, and the man in custody.”
Also, reports that the car had no license plates are false. The police have the plates, the car, and the man in custody.
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) August 12, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 12, 2017
License plate GVF 1111 https://t.co/Mjlw97ThsI
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) August 12, 2017
FOX News reports:
At least one person was killed and 19 others were injured Saturday when a car rammed into a group of counter-protesters during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer tweeted that he was “heartbroken that a life has been lost here” and urged “all people of good will [to] go home.”
I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will–go home.
— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) August 12, 2017
Earlier, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told Fox News that three vehicles had collided in downtown Charlottesville. Geller added that the car seen backing away with a smashed hood in the above video had been located.
The crash occurred approximately two hours after clashes in which hundreds of people screamed, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other ahead of the scheduled noon demonstration.