Anthony Eaglehorse-Lassandro, 27, encountered a mass of protesters just after 1 p.m. on Middle ET near Southwest 3rd Avenue, near Alder Street in his car, police said in a statement. Eaglehorse-Lassandro then crashed into the crowd, hitting several protesters, driving “at high speed” and taking the wrong path through the streets, the statement added.
Eaglehorse-Lassandro injured three people, but all three had injuries that, police say, “are believed not to be life-threatening.” Two were rushed to hospital and one patient was taken for treatment in a personal car, police added.
After Eaglehorse-Lassandro fled the crash site in his car, police on the planes “were able to view the vehicle and provide location updates because the suspect vehicle was a reckless vehicle,” the statement said.
He was eventually arrested after hitting another car, a barrier and trying to escape on foot, police say.
Eaglehorse-Lassandro has been arrested on charges that include “Felony Hit and Run,” “Reckless Driving,” and “Possession of a Controlled Substance,” prison records show. It is not clear if there is a lawyer.
This was the only arrest related to the evening protests, police said.