Two individuals in a Florida Pleasure parade have been run over by a truck Saturday evening, in what the mayor of Fort Lauderdale referred to as a “terrorist assault in opposition to the LGBT group.”
One of many victims died from their accidents, and the opposite is in crucial situation, in keeping with WPLG Native 10 Information.
The white pickup truck concerned within the incident was lined up with different floats when the driving force hit the fuel and ran over the 2 would-be marchers in the beginning of the Wilton Manors celebration round 7 p.m., the station reported.
The driving force, who narrowly missed hitting the convertible Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was driving in, was taken into custody, in keeping with the report.
Police haven’t introduced any fees in opposition to the unidentified particular person or mentioned a doable motive, in keeping with WPLG. The driving force claimed to cops the crash was an accident, the station stated.
Nonetheless, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, who was on the parade within the gay-friendly Broward County metropolis, informed the station he believes the driving force was attempting to hit the Democratic congresswoman.
“This can be a terrorist assault in opposition to the LGBT group,” Trantalis informed Native 10 Information.
“That is precisely what it’s. Hardly an accident. It was deliberate, it was premeditated, and it was focused in opposition to a selected individual. Fortunately they missed that individual, however sadly, they hit two different individuals.”
“Because of a tragic occasion, the Stonewall Pleasure Parade has been cancelled however the pageant occasions will proceed,” the Wilton Manors Police Division tweeted.
The incident comes after different Pleasure Month assaults in opposition to the homosexual group in southeast Florida.