A person driving an SUV rammed into a group of law enforcement officials in Buffalo, New York, on Monday night, and multiple people are reportedly hurt.
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.”
Ingersoll added: “‘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
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
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
#UPDATE: Near the scene along Bailey Avenue tonight, and it is chaotic, after two LEOs were hit by a vehicle. One BPD, one NYSP, sources tell me. They were taken to ECMC with unk injuries. pic.twitter.com/M4Fp9aQTZA
— Dave Greber (@DaveGreber4) June 2, 2020
The attack on the law enforcement officers comes as President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he was going to crack down on the violent riots across the country.
“First we are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. We will end it now,” Trump said during a press conference on Monday. “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.”
“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.”
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