Federal prosecutors allege a man impersonated a federal agent during a Black Live Matter protest in Las Vegas.
"A formidably armed man with a Nazi tattoo who tried to march alongside police at a Black Lives Matter protest in Las Vegas is facing a charge of impersonating a federal officer," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Friday. "Zachary Sanns was spotted at a rally that moved along Fremont and 7th streets late last month, wearing plain clothes, a tactical vest, a ballistic helmet and night-vision goggles, according to a federal complaint filed this week."
"Sanns, who faces one count of false impersonation of an officer or employee of the United States, had driven to the protest in a black Chevy Tahoe with blue lights in the grill activated, the complaint stated," the newspaper noted.
Sanns reportedly carried an AR-15 rifle, a Glock pistol with extended magazines, a Taser, and pepper spray.
“The manner in which this subject was dressed is nearly identical to how a plainclothes local and federal law enforcement officer would be in this situation," the criminal complaint read.
Chase Stevens, a photographer for the newspaper, noticed the tattoo.
Pretty sure this federal agent has an SS symbol on his arm https://t.co/bAaSiux2aV— Chase Stevens (@Chase Stevens) 1590905104.0
Sanns had served in the Marine Corps and worked as a Department of Defense contractor.
The local CBS affiliate reports Sanns is married to a Metro Police officer.
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