NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea stated on “Good Day New York” Friday morning that video of the incident reveals a black car driving into a crowd of BLM protesters shortly after eight p.m. in the guts of Manhattan.
He estimated that not less than 200 individuals have been participating in the demonstration.
Twitter video from the scene confirmed the automobile, which seems to have a push bumper put in on the entrance, briefly cease earlier than accelerating via the protesters and cyclists who have been in the road on the time. The license plate of the car is seen on movies of the incident. A small group then chased after it because it sped away.
It’s unclear what occurred earlier than the video started recording, however Shea instructed “Good Day” not less than one bicyclist had blocked the car from shifting, and two others struck the car’s window.
The NYPD confirmed that the automobile was a black Ford Taurus sedan, which has similarities to a mannequin utilized by the police division.
Shea stated police have a lot of details about this incident and automobile. The NYPD says the car is not affiliated with the division. Some protesters speculated on social media that it was an undercover police automobile.
No accidents have been reported, and officers are hoping to talk with protesters and the driving force and passenger(s) in the car, Shea stated. The NYPD urged anybody who could have been injured to return ahead. They haven’t obtained any complaints in regards to the incident.
The New York Fire Department instructed CNN that it didn’t obtain any calls in regards to the incident.