VIDEO: Man detained after waving chainsaw at Texas protesters


MCALLEN, Texas (KVEO) — McAllen officials say that a man has been detained after he was seen Friday shouting and waving a chainsaw during a protest in downtown.

According to McAllen police Lt. Joel Morales, the man is in custody and charges are currently pending.

The incident happened along Main Street in downtown McAllen around 2 p.m.

Morales had previously confirmed that an assault investigation was underway related to the man.

In a video, the man is seen telling protesters to “go home” while shouting racial slur.

“This has been the only incident we have seen at today’s peaceful protest,” said Morales. “We have identified the individual and detained him, continuing the investigation.”

Morales says the victims have been identified as well, and that no one was injured.

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