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Man Charged With Assault After Driving Into Crowd at Washington Monument

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A man has been taken into custody and charged with “assault with a deadly weapon” and “destruction of government property” after he crashed his SUV into the security barrier surrounding the Washington Monument Saturday night.

The man, identified as 38-year-old Jack Joseph Dessin of New Jersey, allegedly drove his vehicle toward a group of people on the sidewalk in the area.

DC Fire and EMS, DC police and US Park Police responded to the location following the incident that took place at 2 15th Street at the Washington Monument several hours before the Fourth of July holiday.

No injuries were reported and the driver was taken to George Washington University hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries caused by the crash, according to officials.

Dessin was scheduled to appear before federal court on Monday.

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