Man turns up with bow and arrow in Utah

A man who allegedly wielded a bow and arrow against protesters in Salt Lake City, Utah is expected to be charged by police.

Footage posted on Twitter shows the man stepping out of his car and loading the bow and arrow before appearing to point it into the crowd.

As he lifts the bow and arrow up, he is swarmed by protesters and later appeared on TV with a bloodied face.

According to local news station KSL-TV, the man was detained after the incident, which took place after 6pm on Saturday (local time).

Police said they intend to file charges and have asked witnesses to come forward.

Salt Lake City, like many other cities across America has seen many people protest after the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody.

On Sunday, fires burned near the White House, stores were looted in New York City and Southern California, and a tanker truck drove into marchers in Minneapolis as the United States struggled to contain chaotic protests over race and policing.

National Guard troops were deployed in 15 states and Washington, DC in an attempt to quell a sixth night of violence on Sunday.

Floyd’s death caused outrage after video footage showed a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of the 46-year-old’s neck for nearly nine minutes before he died on May 25.

Authorities imposed curfews on dozens of cities across the US. President Donald Trump described the protesters as “thugs”.

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