DHS chief details attacks by rioters on law enforcement in Portland with sledgehammers, IEDs


Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday detailed to senators the assaults that federal law enforcement had been subjected to from rioters in Portland — saying officers had been attacked with weapons including sledgehammers and improvised explosive devices (IED).

“Our federal officers have faced assaults from bricks, baseball bats, sledgehammers, Molotov cocktails, mortar-style commercial-grade fireworks, accelerants, IEDs and other violent weapons,” Wolf told lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

He also said that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) law enforcement officers have experienced 277 separate injuries from minor to serious, including three officers who may have suffered permanent eye damage from being attacked by lasers.

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Source: Fox News