A person aiming a bow and arrow at protesters was attacked by the group throughout protests in Salt Lake Metropolis on Saturday.
The confrontation was captured on social media as individuals protested the dying of African-American man George Floyd by the hands of Minneapolis police final week.
In a single video, the person was seen driving his automotive and yelled out the window “All Lives Matter” earlier than he exited his automobile.
“He bought out of his automotive, yelled ‘that’s it’, and shot into the group earlier than being tackled, Twitter person @Gingersonfire wrote.
The witness additionally stated he discharged the weapon no less than as soon as.
“I stood proper in entrance of him, watched him load his bow and shoot the arrow. I noticed the arrow land on the bottom subsequent to his would-be sufferer.”
Then a crowd got here charging on the man and tackled him.
A photograph additionally circulated on social media displaying the identical man with a machete in his hand.
The person later recognized himself as Brandon McCormick throughout an interview with Utah TV station KTSU FOX 13. He stated he was simply attempting to assist police.
“First I bought beat up after I yelled, ‘All Lives Matter’, then I pulled out weapons, then I bought beat up some extra, then cops grabbed me and my automotive bought totaled,” he stated.
Police are reviewing potential costs towards the person.
“Whereas we shouldn’t have the person who was brandishing a bow and arrow in custody, we do know who he’s,” Salt Lake Metropolis Police stated in a tweet. “We intend to display costs towards him.”