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California Man Who Tried to Gun Down Protesters Trained at His Family’s Vineyard

Benjamin Hung

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    The FBI has revealed more information about the man who used his truck to try and mow down peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in California back in May.


    Busted: Last Wednesday, 28-year-old Benjamin Jong Ren Hung was arrested on gun crime charges resulting from an incident on May 31 in which he drove into a protest in Pasadena, the New York Post reported

    • Hung drove his Dodge Ram into a group of protesters who were chanting, “Black lives matter here.”
    • Based on the federal criminal complaint, Hung’s vehicle was adorned with flags associated with right-wing extremist groups.
    • It further noted that no one was hurt from Hung’s attack as the victims were able to evade the truck and avoid being struck.
    • Later on, investigators recovered a lengthy weapons cache, including a loaded semiautomatic handgun and multiple high-capacity magazines from the truck.
    • The authorities also found an 18-inch machete, a long metal pipe, a megaphone and $3,200 in cash.
    Illegally obtained weapons cache. Screenshot from ABC 10.

    He came prepared: According to federal authorities, Hung had been preparing to attack “civil disorders” in their area, ABC10 News reported.

    • The affidavit noted that Hung had been stockpiling weapons “from suppliers throughout the United States.” 
    • Hung has been allegedly using his family’s vineyard in Lodi, California as a “tactical training camp” and shooting range for his attack.  
    • Hung was charged with one count of conspiracy to transport firearms across state lines and to make a false statement in the acquisition of firearms. 
    • A conviction of the gun crimes may land Hung with a sentence of up to five years in prison.

    Feature Image via ABC10

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