Demonstrator grabbed officer by throat after vandalizing monument, police say

Asheville demonstrator grabbed officer by throat after vandalizing monument, police say

David Paul Erickson faces several charges

I WILL HAVE A CHECK ON THE FORECAST IN SEVEN OR EIGHT MINUTES. PATRICK: THANK YOU, BRO. — PARELLA. INVESTIGATORS IN ILLINOIS SAY THE MASS SHOOTING THAT KILLED SEVEN AT A JULY 4 PARADE IN HIGHLAND PARK WAS PLANNED FOR WEEKS. DESTINY: OFFICIALS ALSO SAY THE MAN ACCUSED OF OPENING FIRE ON THE CROWD LEGALLY BOUGHT 5 WEAPONS, INCLUDING TWO HIGH-POWERED RIFLES EVEN AFTER PREVIOUS RUN-INS WITH THE LAW. MASS SHOOTING SUSPECT 21-YEAR-OLD ROBERT CRIMO THE THIRD HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 7 COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER. >> WE ANTICIPATE DOZENS OF MORE CHARGES CENTERING AROUND EACH OF THE VICTIMS. DESTINY: POLICE SAY CRIMO FIRED MORE THAN 70 ROUNDS INTO THE CROWD AND BELIEVE HE DRESSED AS A WOMAN TO TRY AND CONCEAL HIS IDENTITY. POLICE SAY IT HELPED HIM ESCAPE BY BLENDING IN WITH THE CHAOTIC CROWD FLEEING THE SCENE. INVESTIGATORS NOW REVEALING LAW ENFORCEMENT HAD TWO RUN-INS WITH CRIMO IN 2019. ONE FOR A SUICIDE ATTEMPT IN APRIL AND A CONFISCATION OF WEAPONS FROM HIS HOME IN SEPTEMBER. AT 6:49, POLICE IN ASHEVILLE SAY TWO MEN ARE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO BLOW UP THE REMNANTS OF THE VANCE MONUMENT. PATRICK: THIS IS RIGHT IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE AND OFFICERS SAY TWO MEN ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES, INCLUDING POSSESSING A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION. ACCORDING TO OFFICERS, PEOPLE SAID THEY HEARD ONE OF THE MEN SAY DURING 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS, THAT HE WAS GOING TO BLOW UP WHAT WAS LEFT OF THE MONUMENT IN PACK SQUARE. AT THE SCENE, OFFICERS SAID THE BOMB SQUAD FOUND REMNANTS OF AN EXPLODED IED. NO ONE WAS HURT. POLICE SAY THEY ALSO FOUND A BAG WITH ZIP TIE HANDCUFFS, GLOVES, A GAS MASK, A BALLISTIC VEST, A FLARE GUN, A PISTOL, AND AMMUNITION ALL ALONG THE TWO — ALL BELONGING TO THE TWO MEN. NOW POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE GROUP PICTURED HERE. THEY SAY THEY MAY HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXPLOSION. DESTINY: TAKING A LOOK NOW AT VIDEO OUT OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. INTENSE STORMS HIT THE AREA CAUSING FLOODING AND IMPACTED BUSINESSES. THE CITY HAD TO CLOSE PORTIONS OCEAN BOULEVARD TO DRIVERS AND — OF OCEAN BOULEVARD TO DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS. OWNERS OF BUOYS ON THE BOULEVARD SAID THEIR RESTAURANT HAS ABOUT 1,000 CUSTOMERS A DAY BUT WERE EXPECTING ABOUT 1500 FOR THE HOLIDAY. THE RESTAURANT HAD TO SHUT DOWN. SO THAT REPAIRS COULD BE MADE. A SPECIAL GRAND JURY WANTS TO SPEAK TO SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM. THIS IS PART OF A GEORGIA PROSECUTOR’S INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONDUCT OF FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ALLIES AFTER THE 2020 ELECTION. THE FULTON COUNTY DA FILED PETITIONS WITH THE JUDGE. OVERSEEING THE SPECIAL GRAND JURY YESTERDAY, AND THE JUDGE SIGNED A CERTIFICATE OF MATERIAL WITNESS FOR SENATOR GRAHAM AS WELL AS FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FORMER ATTORNEY RUDY GIULIANI, AND OTHERS. IT SAID THEIR PARTICIPATION IS NECESSARY IN THE INVESTIGATION. PATRICK: FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS TOOK A DANGEROUS TURN IN A MINNEAPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD. SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT ON CAMERA SHOOTING FIREWORKS AT OTHER PEOPLE, CARS AND BUILDINGS. YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE RUNNING THROUGH THE STREETS FIRING ROMAN CANDLES AT EACH OTHER. OTHERS DROVE AROUND SHOOTING FIREWORKS FROM THEIR CARS. WITNESSES SAY THE CHAOS LASTED FOR HOURS. IT FINALLY ENDED AT AROUND TWO IN THE MORNING. THERE’S NO WORD OF ANYONE GETTING HURT. POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR RESPONSE. DESTINY: THE FDA HAS PAUSED ITS ORDER TO REQUIRE E-CIGARETTE COMPANY JUUL TO PULL ITS PRODUCTS OFF THE MARKET IN THE U.S. THE MOVE IS TEMPORARY. THE AGENCY SAID IN A STATEMENT AND DECIDED, QUOTES, “THERE ARE SCIENTIFIC ISSUES UNIQUE TO THE JUUL APPLICATION THAT WARRANT ADDITIONAL REVIEW.” IN 2020 THE FDA ASKED MANUFACTURERS OF E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO KEEP PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET. THE AGENCY’S JUNE 23 DENIAL ORDER FOR JUUL CAME AMID ISSUES WITH CONCERNS ITS PRODUCTS WERE ENCOURAGING DANGEROUS HABITS AMONG YOUNGER AMERICANS. JUUL DISAGREED AND NOW JUUL PRODUCTS CAN REMAIN ON THE SHELVES WHILE A FEDERAL COURT REVIEWS THE FDA ORDER AND JUUL’S ARGUMENTS. PATRICK: 6:52. A GROUP IN OKLAHOMA IS WORKING TO PUT THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. OKLAHOMANS FOR SENSIBLE MARIJUANA LAWS NEEDED CLOSE TO 95,000 SIGNATURES BY AUGUST FIRST. HOWEVER, THEY FAR SURPASSED THAT GOAL AND SUBMITTED MORE THAN 164,000 SIGNATURES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICE. THE PETITION SEEKS TO ADD A QUESTION THAT WILL SAFELY LEGALIZE, REGULATE, AND TAX RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA FOR ADULTS WHO ARE 21-YEARS-OLD AND OLDER IN OKLAHOMA. SUPPORTERS SAY THE MOVE WILL GENERATE STATE REVENUE FOR SCHOOLS, HEALTH CARE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. DESTINY: NEW NUMBERS FROM THE TSA, FOLLOWING A HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITH FULL OF FLIGHT DELAYS, AND CANCELLATIONS. THE AGENCY SAYS IT SCREENED NEARLY 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE FRIDAY. THAT’S THE MOST SINCE FEBRUARY OF 2020. 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Asheville demonstrator grabbed officer by throat after vandalizing monument, police say

David Paul Erickson faces several charges

An Asheville man is accused of grabbing an officer by the throat after pepper-spraying another person and vandalizing a monument, according to police. Police said the incident happened Monday night during a July 4 festival in the downtown area. David Paul Erickson, 64, was participating in the demonstration at Pack Square around 9:40 p.m. when he assaulted and pepper-sprayed another person, as well as vandalized the former Vance Monument. Police said an officer from the Asheville Police Department approached Erickson, identified herself as an officer and tried to detain Erickson. Police said Erickson resisted and grabbed the officer by the throat. He was then arrested.Erickson was charged with assault by strangulation, simple assault, assault of a government employee, resisting a public officer and damage to property. He was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility and has a $25,000 secured bond.If anyone has any further information about this case, you can send an anonymous tip by texting TIP2APD to 847411, using the TIP2APD app, or calling directly to 828-252-1110.

An Asheville man is accused of grabbing an officer by the throat after pepper-spraying another person and vandalizing a monument, according to police.

Police said the incident happened Monday night during a July 4 festival in the downtown area.

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David Paul Erickson, 64, was participating in the demonstration at Pack Square around 9:40 p.m. when he assaulted and pepper-sprayed another person, as well as vandalized the former Vance Monument.

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Police said an officer from the Asheville Police Department approached Erickson, identified herself as an officer and tried to detain Erickson.

Police said Erickson resisted and grabbed the officer by the throat.

He was then arrested.

Erickson was charged with assault by strangulation, simple assault, assault of a government employee, resisting a public officer and damage to property.

He was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility and has a $25,000 secured bond.

If anyone has any further information about this case, you can send an anonymous tip by texting TIP2APD to 847411, using the TIP2APD app, or calling directly to 828-252-1110.

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