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Police: Man strikes two Black Lives Matter protesters with vehicle on Long Island

Police: Man strikes two Black Lives Matter protesters with vehicle on Long Island
Posted at 12:04 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 12:04:49-04

A Long Island man is facing charges after striking protesters with his vehicle Monday evening at a Black Lives Matter march, police in Suffolk County said.

Authorities said Anthony Cambareri, 36, was driving his Toyota RAV4 westbound on Broadway in Huntington Station when he struck two protesters standing in the roadway around 6:45 p.m.

The two pedestrians were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Police said Cambareri fled the scene but was caught moments later.

Facebook user Matthew Showtyme posted video on Facebook reportedly of the driver stopped just after the incident.

Warning: The below video contains language some readers may find offensive.

Cambareri was not injured and his vehicle was impounded for a safety check, police said.

Suffolk County police said the Coram man was arrested on third-degree assault charges and issued a desk appearance ticket.

He will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

WPIX's Mark Sundstrom first reported this story.