Police searching for man in viral video who attacked teens, took George Floyd flyers
Maryland-National Capital Park Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, are asking the public for help identifying a cyclist who appeared to attack a group of teenagers in a now-viral video.
The teenager who took the video, who asked to remain anonymous, told NBC Washington that he, another teen boy and teen girl were posting flyers Monday morning supporting demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. They encountered a cyclist near MacArthur Boulevard in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C.
They were putting up signs to commemorate the death of George Floyd. He wasn’t having it. pic.twitter.com/eukrXrxoLN
— Victor Stoddard (@VicStoddard) June 4, 2020
The teen told NBCWashington, “He sees me recording him and sees the fact that I recorded him as he was doing that, and he grabs his bike and he runs it into me and pins me to the ground.”
The teen alleged that the cyclist called them deviants, used profanity and said they were inciting riots.
We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the below individual in reference to an assault that took place this morning on the Capital Creacent trail. Please contact Det. Lopez at 301-929-2774 with any information. Pease reference case number 20001297. pic.twitter.com/EtC9Q0xBOp
— Park Police MC (@ParkPolice) June 2, 2020
Protests have broken out across the country over Floyd’s death. The man died last week after a former Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes during an arrest.
Updated 9:14 p.m.