Police: Man from NJ drove toward pedestrians, crashed into Washington Monument security barrier

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Monday, July 5, 2021
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U.S. Park police say a man from New drove toward pedestrians then rammed his vehicle into a security barrier on the grounds of the Washington Monument on Saturday night.

WASHINGTON (WABC) -- U.S. Park police say a man from New Jersey drove toward pedestrians then rammed his vehicle into a security barrier on the grounds of the Washington Monument on Saturday night.

Jack Joseph Dessin, 38, is charged with attempted assault with a dangerous weapon and destruction of government property.

The pedestrians were not injured.

Dessin suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. He is due in court on Monday.

The incident is still under investigation.

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