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Suspect in auto attack at Virginia rally possibly identified

Suspect in auto attack at Virginia rally possibly identified

The alleged driver of the auto that plowed into a group of counterprotesters in Charlottesville has been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder.

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.

At least one person died as a result of the incident and multiple people were injured.

Authorities arrested a 20 year old man for allegedly plowing his auto into a crowd of protestors in Charlottesville, VA.

Fields, 20, from OH, is facing charges of second-degree murder, malicious woundings and failure to stop at the scene of an accident that resulted in a death.




Investigators say Fields drove his vehicle into the crowd as thousands of White Nationalists took to the streets. Her name was not released.

Police say 19 other people reported suffering injuries from the crash.

"What the world saw today is not the place Charlottesville is", Thomas said of the violence that preceded the scheduled rally.

The driver of the Challenger was taken into custody and charges were pending, said Al Thomas, the Charlottesville police chief.