Trucker Arrested After Driving Through Crowd of Protesters, Pulled from Semi and Beaten
Minneapolis, MN – Scary video of a semi-tanker driving into a crowd of protesters along a bridge in Minneapolis on Sunday has emerged.
According to multiple local and national media outlets, a Kenan Advantage semi-tanker can be seen at approximately 5:50 p.m. driving northbound into a crowd of people demonstrating along I-35W.
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) traffic cameras captured the disturbing moments as a the big rig approached the crowd and people began to disperse.
Minnesota Department of Public Safety (MnDPS) reports no protesters were struck during the incident.
The semi-tanker, which came to a stop with at least two individuals on the windshield and another hanging from the driver’s side door, was swiftly attacked by members of the crowd.
According to multiple social media eyewitness reports, the driver, a white male, was pulled from his truck and “beaten down.”
Video from the scene (below) shows the crowd attacking the driver. (Viewer discretion is advised.)
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Within minutes, police swarmed the area and Fox News is reporting police deployed a dispersing agent.
A witness to the scene tells Transportation Nation Network (TNN) the driver was taken to the hospital and multiple reports confirm this.
The driver, who has not yet been identified, was arrested according to MnDPS.
Further, MnDPS says the driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.
It is unclear why the truck was on the bridge as it had been closed off by police.
An investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing story and TransportationNation.com will continue to bring you the latest.