Police said the incident happened in the 2200 block of North Lamar Street near the House of Blues when the man went there with a machete to “allegedly protect his neighborhood from protesters.”
Police said the man confronted the protesters, which then led to the assault by a group of them.
In a video taken by Elijah Schaffer of Blaze TV, the group could be seen beating the man as he lied on the ground. Witnesses were then seen trying to tend to him.
As the man remained motionless while the group ran away, one person could be heard yelling, “Turn him over!” Another said, “Don’t touch him.”
Police said the man was taken to a hospital before officers had arrived.
The man is currently in the hospital. Watch the full video of the incident below.
the full video of the man who was attacked in downtown dallas. he literally ran after them WITH A SWORD. please share the full video and not just the clip where they attacked him pic.twitter.com/5fZPLKd8er