‘Proud Boy’ arrested for pointing gun during Portland clashes
A member of the far-right group the Proud Boys was arrested Wednesday for pointing a gun at rivals during clashes in Portland, Oregon, a report said.
The suspect, 50-year-old Alan Swinney, was hit with assault and several weapons charges for allegedly training a revolver at anti-fascist protesters during the clashes on Aug. 22, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Video posted to Twitter allegedly shows Swinney, wearing all black with a black helmet and pads on his body, pointing the weapon at the protesters outside of a courthouse in the city.
The far-right and leftist groups beat one another with bats, slugged each other and fired paintballs during melee that day, according to the report.
Swinney was arrested a day after President Trump told members of the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” when asked to denounce right-wing extremist groups at the first presidential debate.
Trump walked back his statement Wednesday, claiming to not know who the Proud Boys are.
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