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Man drives car into George Floyd protest crowd in Seattle, shoots bystander: Police

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A man drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Seattle on Sunday, then shot and wounded a demonstrator who confronted him as he came to a stop, according to police and eyewitness video.

Seattle police said firefighters took the man who was shot to the hospital and that he was in stable condition. No one else was injured, the police said.

A man drives his car into a crowd of protesters in Seattle, US. (Reuters)
A man drives his car into a crowd of protesters in Seattle, US. (Reuters)

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The suspect was seen in the video exiting his car as protesters began to surround it. He brandished what appeared to be a gun, dashed through the crowd and turned himself over to police.

The incident was in contrast to the mostly peaceful weekend protests sparked by the death of George Floyd last month while in Minneapolis police custody.

Paramedics attend to an injured person at the scene after a man drove a car into a crowd in Seattle, June 7, 2020. (Reuters)
Paramedics attend to an injured person at the scene after a man drove a car into a crowd in Seattle, June 7, 2020. (Reuters)

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