Protester running from police trips, falls into path of ATV

Published: Sep. 25, 2016 at 11:55 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2016 at 12:17 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A protester who was running from police in uptown Charlotte was reportedly hit by an officer on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), but was not injured, according to police.

Officers say the incident happened when a number of protesters gathered near I-277 and E. 4rd Street around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening. According to police, the group got onto I-277 and began to affect traffic.

"As officers began to approach, the protestors [sic] began to run from officers," police told WBTV. "While running away from officers one of the protestors [sic] tripped and fell in front of an ATV being operated by an officer from the Greensboro Police Department."

According to police, the officer was not able to stop the ATV in time and hit the protester, later identified as 26-year-old Donnell Jones, in the arm. Police say Jones wasn't injured.

Jones, who is from Missouri, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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