Sheriff: Security guard hurt during Dakota Access protest

By The Associated Press

A sheriff in North Dakota says a security officer working for the company building the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline suffered minor injuries after being assaulted by protesters.

 

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A sheriff in North Dakota says a security officer working for the company building the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline suffered minor injuries after being assaulted by protesters.

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says about 200 people confronted about 30 security guards at a construction site Sunday morning. The sheriff says all but three security guards left the construction site near St. Anthony.

The sheriff says law enforcement officers witnessed one of the security guards carried by protesters for about 100 yards. The guard was treated for minor injuries by paramedics. No arrests were made.

The construction site is about 20 miles from the so-called Red Warrior Camp where protesters have gathered.

Camp spokesman Cody Hall says protesters are denying the sheriff's account and that anyone was hurt.

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