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.”

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