A Virginia State Police Helicopter carrying at least two Virginia State Police Troopers crashed tonight about seven miles southwest of Charlottesville around 4:50 p.m. Officials says the deaths have been linked to a violent white nationalist rally earlier in the day, The Associated Press reported.
— Simon Rader (@Simon_Rader) August 12, 2017
It is still not clear how the rally was connected to the crash. Hopefully no one shot at the helicopter in the middle of the rally. If they did, you would think we would already know about it, as State Police would be sweeping the whole city and there would be a crackdown like you wouldn’t believe. The AP news headline taken at face value is horrifying.
President Trump has responded to the crash on social media.
More will be updated as we learn the exact cause of the crash.