A suspect is in custody after he drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Seattle Sunday night, police said. At least one person was shot during the incident.
Police said a black car drove into an area where protesters gathered last week and hit a barricade before the driver left the vehicle with a gun.
A demonstrator was allegedly caught on video trying to get to the driver’s side door of the moving vehicle before reaching and then falling to the ground. A shot was heard in a video taken by a witness of the incident, according to Q13 Fox.
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Seattle Fire said it was carrying a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound from the spot. He is reportedly in stable condition. Police did not say whether the man who was shot was also the one caught on video apparently trying to slow down the vehicle.
After driving into the crowd, the suspect got out of the vehicle and was seen with the gun as protesters scattered throughout the area, according to a video released by Q1
A gun was recovered from the scene and officials believe there are no other victims, according to Seattle police.
The incident occurred in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, where police said they deployed bullets and pepper spray to temporarily disperse crowds Saturday after individuals threw bottles and rocks.
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“Fuel devices broke through a fence line and several officers were injured,” police added early Sunday.