BETHESDA, Md. (WJZ) — Police are searching for a man they say assaulted a group of people who were hanging pro-Black Lives Matter flyers along a trail in Bethesda earlier this week.

Police Arrest Suspect Accused Of Assaulting Trio Hanging Pro-Black Lives Matter Flyers Along Trail In Bethesda

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police said a man and two young women were hanging flyers supporting the Black Lives Matter movement along the Capital Crescent Trail near the Dalecarlia Trail around 12:45 p.m. Monday when they were approached by a man who began arguing with them about the flyers.

Credit: Maryland-National Capital Park Police

The man, who police described as between 50 and 60 years old, six feet tall with a medium build and short brown hair, reportedly grabbed the flyers from one of the victims before pushing his bike and charging at them, causing one of the victims to fall down.

Police said the man was wearing a gray T-shirt, black shorts, a red helmet and aviator sunglasses at the time.

Officers are now patrolling the area by foot, bike and vehicle, the department said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-929-2774.

Comments (9)
  1. starr3214 says:

    before you jump to a wrong conclusion,,,perhaps he rides that trail often and doesn'[t want to see the trash that these flyers will leave. I know that these people did NOT have permission to put up those flyers NOR were they planning on coming back to pick them up. I would suggest that was why he is mad…we love our outdoors and cyclists love nature.

    1. sean says:

      You understand the assault was against children, right?

    2. margmsn says:

      Are you joking? Being annoyed at flyers justifies assault and battery? This guy has out-of-control anger issues, and if you don’t recognize that, you are part of the problem.

    3. tom r Cox says:

      Really???? go ride and take the signs like the biker. The guy did not ask to take them down. He trolled them and ripped them from the women and then yelled obscenities. Frankly, I would have followed in kind after being wrongfully aggressive with these women and I would have, like he did with the signs, torn up his bike and thrown it over the bridge. But that’s just me following suit in like kind as he did. No, he’s an arrogant, racist, bigoted prick. I want to meet him one on one, and I’m a white guy.

  2. Thomas Emerson says:

    How do you know what they were planning to do, starr3214? Assaulting children is OK? Please take your “I love nature” BS and shove it. (And P.S. We hike Capitol Crescent all the time and have never seen this creep).

  3. Rick says:

    Typical Trump fanatic behavior..

  4. J.R Coker says:

    If this had been the other way around and a Black Lives activist had attacked this biker would this be front page news of even have made the news?? Only you can answer that!!

  5. Bob says:

    Isn’t it ironic how Trump and his fans pretend to love the Constitution & Bill of Rights, but deny others the rights they provide? If what they were doing was illegal, then fine, call the police. It did not give him the right to assault people and steal their property. He was probably late for his KKK meeting. As much as I hate Trump & racists, they have a right to put up their signs and I have a right to call police if what they are doing is illegal.

    Assault is not right just because you don’t like the signs someone is putting up. It’s also not right when all you are doing is peacefully assembling in a public park to exercise your rights.

  6. Abercrombie says:

    As clear as the video is, someone has to recognize him. He assaulted CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a dangerous predator who needs to be locked up!

    Three cheers to the young people for being involved in a cause in a positive way.


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