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FBI seeking information about man who allegedly assaulted officer during Salt Lake City protest

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Posted - Aug. 6, 2020 at 10:26 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI in Salt Lake City is seeking information about a man who allegedly assaulted a law enforcement officer during a protest in May.

The agency is also offering a $12,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man, who they say is responsible for an assault on a police officer.

The man was part of a protest in Salt Lake City on May 30, according to a news release from the FBI. People in the crowd threw rocks, and one hit a Salt Lake City police officer in the hand, causing a severe injury, the release said.

The FBI did not specify if they believe the man they are seeking is responsible for the officer’s hand injury or if the agency believes he is responsible for another assault.

The man is described as a white man with shoulder-length brown hair and a brown beard. During the protest, he was wearing a dark baseball hat with a white rectangle on the front, blue-green sunglasses, a tie-dye shirt and jeans. He was also wearing a black and white bandanna as a mask and has a small tattoo on his arm.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to contact the FBI's Salt Lake City field office at 801-579-6187.


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