Man arrested after driving through protesters in Greenwich Village, 1 person hurt

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Citizen App video captured the arrest of a man who drove through a crowd of protesters in Greenwich Village.

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan -- A man was arrested after driving his BMW through a crowd of protesters blocking a Greenwich Village street, injuring a demonstrator.

The 18-year-old was attempting to drive through the crowd near the 6th Precinct, at West 10th Street and Bleecker Street, at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

As protesters surrounded the BMW, and police from the nearby precinct came over, the driver continued to drive at a slow speed.

Police caught up with the vehicle a couple of blocks away at Grove Street and took the driver into custody. He's facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident and reckless endangerment.

One protester was treated for a minor injury.

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