Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dakota Access Pipeline security guard arrested while his vehicle is torched

Native American 'Protectors' Burn DAPL Security Truck

Fort Yates, North Dakota Oct 30 2016 Following a car chase and an armed standoff, a man identified as a Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL) security guard, is in FBI custody.
Witnesses said that after a daylong standoff  the security guard reportedly burst into a protest encampment and pointed an assault rifle at a Sioux teenager after what had been a monumental deadlock earlier in the day, between intertribal Native American protestors (who prefer to be called “protectors”), and a multi-agency police and private security officers.
The man had an ID that indicated that he was employed by “DAPL Security,” and identified him as Kyle Thompson was driving down Highway 1806 in a white Chevy Silverado with an assault rifle in the cab.

Natives and other supporters then hopped in two cars and chased the man toward a place called Backwater Bridge.
After the chasers ran the Silverado off the road, the suspect exited the vehicle with a 9mm handgun and an AR-15 assault rifle, and then “pointed it at the head of one of his pursuers.” “You can’t kill all of us,” one of the protectors yelled to the suspect. “You’re just going to make things worse.”
After this, witnesses said the security guard waded out into shallow water and refused to exit for over a half hour as several people negotiated with him.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Police arrived on the scene about forty five minutes into the incident and were able to disarm the security guard and take him into custody.
During this time several people raided the security guards pickup truck taking documents and personal items before setting it ablaze.

According to a spokesman from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Police Department, the man was transferred to the FBI around 8 p.m. and taken to Bismarck, North Dakota, where he is being held but authorities have not released any further information or the charges against the security guard.

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