UPDATE: Democrat House Minority Whip Katherine Clark’s Son Arrested for Assaulting Police during Boston Antifa Protest – Rep. Clark Issues Statement

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On Saturday night, the son of Democratic House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-MA 5th District) was reportedly arrested on charges of vandalizing private property and assaulting an officer while resisting arrest during an Antifa riot in Boston, Massachusetts, Post Millenial reported.

The Boston Police Department said in a news release that the suspect was identified as Jared Dowell, 23, of Melrose.

Dowell was placed under arrest and charged with; Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Destruction or Injury of Personal Property and Damage of Property by Graffiti/Tagging.

Dowell is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court, BPD said in a statement.

More from Boston Police Department:

Incident 1: At about 9:30 PM, on Saturday, January 21, 2021, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a protest at the Parkman Bandstand Monument located within the Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street.

Upon arrival officers observed an individual defacing the monument with spray paint. The tagging read “NO COP CITY” and “ACAB”. The suspect was later identified as Jared Dowell, 23, of Melrose.

During the arrest of Jared Dowell, a group of about 20 protesters began to surround officers while screaming profanities though megaphones on the public street causing traffic to come to a standstill. While interfering with the arrest of Jared Dowell, an officer was hit in the face and could be seen bleeding from the nose and mouth.

Twitter user AntifaWatch revealed that the suspect is probably the son of Representative Katherine Clark, a top Democrat in the US House of Representatives.

AntifaWatch posted an online biography of Rep. Clark, mentioning Jared Dowell as one of her children.

“Katherine Clark Children: Meet Addison Dowell, Jared ‘Riley’ Dowell, and Nathaniel Dowell – In this piece, you will get to know all about the children of Katherine Clark.”

According to reports, one of them identifies as non-binary.

AntifaWatch revealed that Jared’s Facebook was deleted following the incident.

The Gateway Pundit has reached out to Rep. Katherine Clark’s office for comment.

Clark released a statement on Sunday night in which she referred to Jared “Riley” Dowell as her “daughter” in relation to his recent arrest.

“Last night, my daughter was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts. I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting,” Rep. Clark wrote.

“This will be evaluated by the legal system, and I am confident in that process,” she added.

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