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Mass. Man Accused of Attacking NJ Planned Parenthood

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    Man Crashes Truck Into NJ Planned Parenthood: Pros

    A Massachusetts man stole a bakery delivery truck and crashed it into a Planned Parenthood in East Orange, New Jersey, prosecutors say. The 31-year-old was charged Friday and pleaded not guilty.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 16, 2018)

    A Massachusetts man has been charged with stealing a bakery delivery truck and crashing it into a Planned Parenthood in New Jersey in what prosecutors are calling an "attack." 

    Essex County prosecutors say 31-year-old Marckles Alcius carried out the truck attack on the East Orange health clinic Wednesday.

    Three people suffered minor injuries, according to prosecutors. One victim was a staff member and the other two were patients, including a pregnant woman.

    Alcius was arraigned on a number of charges Friday, including aggravated assault, theft of a bakery truck, attempting to cause widespread injury or damage, and weapons offenses related to using a truck as a weapon.

    He pleaded not guilty and was being held at the Essex County jail in Newark.

    Planned Parenthood locations have been targeted by anti-abortion activists in the past, but prosecutors haven't said what allegedly motivated Alcius.

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