Driver Plows Car Into Police Officers In New York Amid Riots - WATCH
SUV rammed into a crowd as riots take sinister turn
An SUV rammed into a crowd of law enforcement officials in Buffalo, New York, injuring multiple people, according to reports.
A video shows police officers and an armored personnel carrier rushing to tackle a man being interviewed.
But minutes later, officers ran as an SUV barreled through a cluster of law enforcement, with one appearing to go under the vehicle.
Local reporter Ali Ingersoll reported:
“An officer got ran over by a car on Bailey Ave., per police sources. People on scene at E District where a protest is happening told me a truck drove through the crowd and hit multiple police officers.”
“‘They are throwing rocks at the injured officer now,’” a text from a police source reads.”
"They are throwing rocks at the injured officer now," a text from a police source reads.— Ali Ingersoll (@Ali_IngNews) June 2, 2020
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted vehicle driver and passenger were believed to be in custody.
Michael DeGeorge, a Buffalo Police spokesman, said two people were shot but did not say if the shots came from police or others.
Warning: This video is graphic. Someone just ran over a line of police in Buffalo, New York. pic.twitter.com/KeJ94rYEQr— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 2, 2020
The attack comes as President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on the violent riots across the country.
Trump said during a press conference:
“First, we are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. We will end it now."
“Today, I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets."
"Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled. If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will quickly deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”
BREAKING: A trooper and an officer were hit by a car that blew through a line of officers at the protest on Bailey Avenue according to PBA President John Evans. They were taken to ECMC. Stay with @SPECNewsBuffalo for updates. #Buffalo pic.twitter.com/odQygo09lH— Stephen Marth (@StephenMarth) June 2, 2020
“We are putting everybody on warning: Our seven o’clock curfew will be strictly enforced. Those who threaten innocent life and property will be arrested, detained, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Trump said.
“I want the organizers of this terror to be on notice that you will face severe criminal penalties and lengthy sentences in jail. This includes Antifa and others who are leading instigators of this violence.”
“We have one beautiful law. And once that is restored and fully restored, we will help you, we will help your business, and we will help your family,” Trump continued.
“America is founded upon the rule of law."
"It is the foundation of our prosperity, our freedom, and our very way of life. But where there is no law, there is no opportunity. Where there is no justice, there is no liberty. Where there is no safety, there is no future.”
“We must never give in to anger or hatred. If malice or violence reigns, then none of us is free,” Trump concluded.
“I take these actions today with firm resolve and with a true and passionate love for our country. By far, our greatest days lie ahead.”
On Sunday, Trump declared Antifa was now designated as a terrorist group by the US Government.
"The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," President Trump tweeted.
On Saturday, Trump highlighted Antifa's role in the violent nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.
"It's ANTIFA and the Radical Left," Trump said, defining the difference between peaceful protesters and rioters.