During a demonstration in Seattle following the death of George Floyd. - Elaine Thompson / AP / SIPA
A motorist tried to rush into the crowd on Sunday in Seattle at a rally against racism following the death of Georges Floyd, killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, in the United States.
While the demonstration against police violence was taking place in calm, the man deliberately started the forward movement of his car. Several demonstrators then tried to block his way.
THIS JUST HAPPENED IN SEATTLE.
LOOK HOW HE RUNS STRAIGHT TO THE COPS AFTERWARDS ??
I've just heard the man who was shot seems to be stable currently. pic.twitter.com/1UDTRsXu42
He goes to the police
From his vehicle, he fired on one of them, before leaving the cockpit and rushing into the crowd, gun in hand. After crossing the crowd with his pistol, he surrendered to the police, who were present during the maintenance of order.
11th Ave. and Pine St: Patient is an approx. 27-year-old male who is in stable condition. Transported to Harborview via SFD medics.
REMINDER: if you are in a crowd and need medical assistance, walk to the perimeter of the crowd if you can and call 911 or find a first responder. https://t.co/uvihubuQFt
His victim, a man about 27 years old according to the city's firefighters, was taken care of in stable condition.
Suspect in custody, gun recovered after man drove vehicle into crowd at 11th and Pine. Seattle Fire transported victim to hospital. Officers searched, but do not believe there are any additional victims. Will provide updates when available.- Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) June 8, 2020
The shooting suspect was arrested and placed in police custody, according to Seattle police on Twitter.
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