A man wielding a whirring chainsaw chased away protesters from a sidewalk in the South Texas city of McAllen.
McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez confirmed the man is in police custody.
“We’ve identified that person. We’ve detained that person and are continuing our investigation into the particular incident,” he told the Monitor.
“Move! Go home!” the man shouted at the protesters. He also used profanities and racial slurs in English and Spanish as he told the protesters not to listen to protest organizers. “Don’t let these N*ggers fool you” “Don’t let them lie to you! This is the Valley!”