MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (ABC7) — The Maryland-National Capital Park Police are searching for a man wanted in an alleged assault that happened on the Capital Crescent Trail in Montgomery County on June 1.
The trail runs along MacArthur Boulevard in NW D.C. and into Montgomery County.
The man has reportedly been identified after a video of the assault went viral on social media, but he has not been charged or talked to by law enforcement.
ABC7 is in touch with the group of people who posted the video (watch above). They say they were putting up flyers (scroll down to see a photo of the flyer) promoting justice for George Floyd near Dalecarlia Tunnel in Bethesda at the time.
Floyd, 46, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis Police Department officer, Derek Chauvin, put his knee on Floyd's neck for several minutes as Floyd lay handcuffed on the pavement, gasping that he couldn't breathe. The encounter was filmed. His death has sparked days upon days of protests in cities and towns across the nation, including throughout the D.C. area.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh posted Thursday that anyone who may know the man can contact him, or the Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy.
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Maryland-National Capital Park Police, which posted the original lookout for the man on Tuesday, posted the following on Twitter late Thursday night. (If you can help identify the man, you can also call the Park Police detective that's investigating the case. Detective Lopez can be reached at 301-929-2774.)
The group says this is the flyer they were posting: