ND Authorities Charge Pipeline Protester With Attempted Murder Of Police

Kerry Picket | Reporter

The Morton County, North Dakota States Attorney’s office brought an attempted murder charge against a 37-year-old woman protesting the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

According to a statement from the Morton County Public Information Officer, Red Fawn Fallis allegedly fired three rounds from a .38 revolver at law enforcement officers and refused to relinquish the firearm until officers forcefully removed it from her possession.

Police officers were in the midst of removing protesters and an illegal roadblock from private property on Highway 1806 at the time of the incident.

During the struggle to take the revolver from Fallis, officers say she tucked her left arm under her body and fired the weapon. Law enforcement was able to grab the weapon from her at this point. During transport Fallis  told officers they were “lucky” she did not “shoot all of” them.

Marijuana and metal knuckles were also found in Fallis’s backpack she had previously been arrested for illegal protest activities and has prior charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

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