LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting an investigation after a patrol cruiser was caught on camera striking at least two people during protests in downtown Los Angeles following the deadly arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

A group of protesters were gathering around the LAPD SUV in Pershing Square around 3 p.m. when the vehicle began to accelerate.

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The patrol vehicle appeared to strike at least two people before reversing and then speeding away.

LAPD responded to the incident in a tweet, saying they are investigating the collision:

“We are aware of video circulating on social media of an LAPD patrol vehicle involved in a traffic collision with a pedestrian, during one of several spontaneous protests occurring throughout the city. A traffic report was taken and the incident is under investigation.”

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It’s unclear if there were serious injuries.

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