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Southfield man charged after allegedly attempting to run over police with vehicle during protest

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 22:14:42-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Southfield man has been charged after allegedly attempting to run down two Detroit police officers with his vehicle during Friday night's protests.

“While we clearly understand and support peaceful protests especially in this time of COVID and the murder of George Floyd, we cannot condone in any way the alleged actions of this defendant,”said Waye County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

The incident happened around 9 p.m.

John Holliman, 36, was in the area of Griswold and West Fort Street when he saw two uniformed officers and allegedly attempted to run them over with his vehicle. The officers were on bicycles and fled to the sidewalk to escape harm, a report says.

When Holliman fled the scene, there was a brief pursuit on northbound I-75 to westbound I-94, where the suspect allegedly reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.

He was eventually apprehended at a gas station on Central Avenue and West Vernor.

Holliman is charged with two counts of felonious assault and third-degree fleeing and eluding police.

Holliman was arraigned and given a $15,000/10% bond.