A high-profile Indiana protest leader has been accused of attempting to murder two police officers in Oregon — after he traveled across the country to attend the riots in Portland, according to officials.
Malik Muhammed — one of the organizers of protests in Indianapolis that turned deadly last year — was arrested in the Hoosier State Friday on a 28-charge indictment tied to riots in Portland in September.
The slew of charges includes attempted aggravated murder, attempted assault in the first degree, attempted murder in the first degree, unlawful manufacture of a destructive device and numerous weapons charges.
They revolve around “allegations that Muhammed attempted to murder two police officers” after making the more than 2,000-mile trip to the troubled Oregon city, prosecutors said.
“Anyone who thinks they can get away with trying to murder police officers and destroy this city should think again,” Police Chief Chuck Lovell said in a statement announcing Muhammed’s arrest.
Malik Muhammed was arrested