A truck driver who was trying to complete his delivery accidentally wound up in the middle of a protest and is now being charged with reckless conduct with a deadly weapon.

According to the Portland, Maine Police Department, the driver of the tractor trailer, Anthony McAfee of Massachusetts, was arrested for Reckless Conduct with a Dangerous Weapon on Monday night.

McAffee had just completed a delivery on Middle Street and he attempted to drive through a crowd that had gathered in front of the Portland, Maine police station.

“A tractor trailer truck that completed a delivery on Middle Street drove through the group that was gathered in front of the police station just after 9:30 PM. The truck was stopped just past the intersection of Middle Street and Franklin Arterial by police. The driver and his passenger were being confronted by protestors when police were able to intercede. The driver was taken into custody when police and the occupants of the truck started to be attacked,” a press release from the Portland Police Department states.

At this time, it is unclear what the extent of the passenger’s injuries were.

CDLLife reached out to McAfee for comment. He did not respond before publication.

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Posted by Portland Maine Police Department on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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