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Crime Man with assault rifle impersonating National Guard arrested at downtown protest

04:50  03 june  2020
04:50  03 june  2020 Source:   latimes.com

Chief: Daytona Beach officers shoot, injure man who pointed rifle at them

  Chief: Daytona Beach officers shoot, injure man who pointed rifle at them Authorities say police officers shot and injured a man who pointed a rifle at them after attempting to carjack a woman who was waiting for a fast food restaurant in Daytona Beach to open. The shooting happened on Monday morning after the woman was able to get away and call police. Sign up for our Newsletters Daytona Beach police Chief Craig Capri says the man was carrying a rifle as he walked toward a nearby drug store and gas station. The arriving officers ordered him to drop the rifle. Instead, he pointed it at them and they shot him. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.

guard . The man , identified as 31-year-old Gregory Wong, was arrested wearing military clothing and carrying a rifle and handgun Wong was booked on suspicion of manufacturing or possession of an illegal assault weapon, records showed, thought technically impersonating a police officer is a crime.

During protests in downtown Seattle on Saturday, a protester pulled a patrol rifle from the back of a Seattle PD vehicle which was swiftly secured by a

A man with a sidearm and assault rifle impersonating a National Guard member was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on suspicion of illegal possession of an assault weapon near a City Hall protest.

a group of people standing in front of a building: California National Guard troops at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) © (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) California National Guard troops at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Police said he was confronted by real members of the National Guard at First and Main streets on Tuesday.

Greg Wong, 31, was taken into custody after Guardsmen confronted him after noticing the decals on his uniform were incorrect.

Wong had also been seen getting out of an Uber car near First and Main streets.

Wong had a night scope on his helmet, the correct sidearm and a rifle, but patches he wore suggested service far beyond his years, according to a source familiar with the arrest.

It's unclear why he was wearing the outfit.

Miami Statues Vandalized During Protest, Seven People Arrested .
A protest in Downtown Miami on Wednesday led to tense moments between police and protesters and landed several people in custody. © Provided by CBS Miami City of Miami police arrested 7 people Wednesday night. “While initiated the arrests, several protesters assaulted our officers and damaged a police vehicle,” a spokesperson for the Miami PD said in a press release early Thursday. Two statues, one of Christopher Columbus and the other of Juan Ponce De Leon, outside Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami were also vandalized during Wednesday night’s protest.

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