Man Arrested for Firing a Gun at Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville

Posted: Updated: Aug 26, 2017 10:50 PM
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Charlottesville police have arrested a man for discharging his firearm as police dispersed crowds from Emancipation Park on August 12.

The ACLU of Virginia captured a video showing the man firing a shot toward the ground.

Richard Preston, 52, was arrested in Towson, Maryland on August 26.

He's charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school for the incident on West Market Street.