Suspect police say drove over protesters at Virginia rally is from Maumee


Suspect police say drove over protesters at Virginia rally is from Maumee

The auto that allegedly plowed through a crowd of protestors marching through a downtown shopping district is seen after the vehicle was stopped by police several blocks away August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Charlottesville Police have identified the suspect authorities say plowed into a group of counter-protesters against a white nationalist rally in Virginia as James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio.

A 32-year-old woman died when a auto was driven into the crowd during the anti-rally protest earlier today.

He's been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit and run.

On Saturday afternoon, a vehicle plowed through a crowd of anti-racist protestors, killing one and injuring several others, in Charlottesville, Va., and several hours later, a suspect was arrested and is now being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

The crash on a downtown pedestrian mall Saturday left a 32-year-old woman dead and sent 19 others to a local hospital, five of them in critical condition. Fields was apprehended moments after the crash, Charlottesville Police Department Chief Al Thomas said.

Charlottesville Police say the suspect is in custody. Her identity has not been released to the public yet because her next of kin have not yet been notified.