Rightwing thug trained for truck attack, lied about protesters throwing objects

A man who drove a pickup truck into a crowd of Black Lives Matters protesters on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Pasadena, California, trained for the attack at a San Gabriel Valley vineyard owned by his family that was used as a “tactical training camp” and shooting, the FBI says.

Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, was arrested shortly after he “accelerated a Dodge Ram adorned with several flags embraced by right-wing extremists and a license plate that read ‘WAR R1G’ into a crowd” of about 150 protesters. He told police he “felt threatened after protesters threw things at his truck” but the FBI says “no evidence” corroborates his story.

Police found a loaded handgun in his truck, and subsequently found a large cache of weapons Hung had stockpiled. He was charged by the state for attempted assault with a deadly weapon and by the FBI on federal gun running charges. Read story here, here, and here.

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