Portland authorities quietly indicted an alleged rioter yesterday, accusing him of pointing a high-powered laser capable of burning a hole through cardboard at a police sergeant’s eyes.
The indictment comes two months after an unidentified Antifa member blinded three federal officers sent to Portland at President Trump’s behest in July with a similar device.
The Daily Caller’s Jake Dima has more:
Bryan Kelley, 36, is accused of injuring the cop during a riot in late August, according to a press release from the Multnomah District Attorney’s Office. The 36-year-old faces second degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of unlawfully utilizing a laser pointer, the release detailed.
The device is capable of burning holes in paper products and igniting dry material, a joint investigation revealed, according to the DA’s press release.
The PPB sergeant allegedly injured by Kelley saw the man shine the beam into the eyes of multiple officers, while several rioters vandalized a building during the August unrest, the DA’s office wrote.
As of September 5, Oregon’s largest city had endured 100 nights of unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody.
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