OH man, 20, identified as suspect who drove auto into Charlottesville protesters

Frederick Owens
August 13, 2017

However, the event was shut down by authorities early Saturday afternoon.

The vehicle attack occurred around 1pm, soon after a state of emergency was declared in the city for the clashes between participants in the march and those opposed to it. Virginia State Police said injuries ranged from life-threatening to minor.

The driver backs up and rapidly flees the scene, videos show.

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The driver of the Challenger was taken into custody and charges were pending, said Al Thomas, the Charlottesville police chief.

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The University of Virginia Health System confirmed that 20 patients were brought to UVA Medical Center and that 19 were being "assessed and treated" in addition to the single death.

Police say his vehicle ploughed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting against the white nationalist rally, killing the woman and injuring at least two dozen others.

One person died and 19 were injured Saturday when a auto rammed a crowd of counterprotesters gathered to oppose a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups.

President Donald Trump addressed the situation during remarks Saturday afternoon.

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