UPDATE: Suspect in custody in Charlottesville vehicle attack (Video)


Authorities have confirmed that one person was killed and nineteen were injured in the vehicle attack in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday, and one suspect is in custody.

The driver of the gray Dodge Challenger plowed through a group of counter-protesters who were marching at a “white nationalists rally,” mowing them down at a high rate of speed and ramming into two other vehicles.

The driver then put his car in reverse and backed down the street in an attempt to get away. Authorities report that the driver of the vehicle has now been arrested, but has not yet been identified.

Brennan Gilmore, 37, a witness who got video footage of the incident, told NBC News, “It was very clearly intentional. From the far end of the street it accelerated, slowed down right before the crowd and then slammed on the gas through the crowd sending bodies flying. And then it reversed back into the street dragging bodies and clothes.”

A spokesperson for the University of Virginia Hospital confirmed that 20 people were brought to the hospital, and one person had died.

John Zigler, a witness interviewed soon after the attack, said the suspect’s car had no license plates on it. He confirmed that, based on what he saw, this was an intentional, coordinated attack.



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