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A man who allegedly attacked a Los Angeles police officer with a “makeshift flamethrower” during Friday night’s abortion rights demonstration in downtown LA has been arrested and is facing possible charges for attempted murder.

The Los Angeles Police Department said 30-year-old Michael Ortiz attacked an officer with a torch, sending the officer to the hospital with burn injuries, KTLA reports.

Ortiz was booked into jail where he awaits charges for attempted murder of a police officer, LAPD said. He remains in custody as of Saturday night with bail set at $1 million, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inmate roster.

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