Man Arrested After Driving His Car Into Crowd of Immigration Protesters in California

A motorist who drove his car through a crowd of marchers at a California immigrant rights rally was arrested Thursday, police said.

Daniel Wenzek, 56, was arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon. He was later released pending results of the investigation.

Records showed Wenzek was convicted in 2006 of committing lewd acts against a child under 14.

Brea Police Chief Jack Conklin said none of the demonstrators were hurt following the incident. However, SEIU United Service Workers West said six people were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The union, which helped organize the protest, and its president, David Huerta, said four union members and two staff were “victims of what appears to be a deliberate and hateful crime.”

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Police disputed that.

“I think he was trying to get through the crowd,” Lt. Adam Hawley said. “We don’t have any indication he was trying to harm somebody.”

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SOURCE: Fox News