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Man who drove truck toward crowd of protesters on I-35W released from jail

KSTP
Updated: June 02, 2020 06:16 PM
Created: June 02, 2020 01:23 PM

The man who was arrested after authorities say he drove a tanker truck toward a crowd of protesters has been released from jail, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

Tanker truck drives through crowd of protesters on I-35W bridge, officials say doesn't appear to be intentional

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The attorney's office says the case against Bogdan Vechirko has been deferred pending further investigation.

At this time, investigators are gathering additional information to help decide whether to charge the driver.

Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said Monday that it doesn't appear that Vechirko intentionally drove on the highway or tried to cause harm. 

Earlier Tuesday, KSTP received a video from MnDOT showing moments before the semi-truck began braking.

RAW VIDEO: MnDOT releases new traffic cam video of tanker that drove into I-35W crowd


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