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Man Crashes Stolen Truck Into NJ Planned Parenthood in ‘Attack': Pros

What to Know

  • Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man stole a bakery delivery truck and crashed it into a Planned Parenthood in East Orange
  • The 31-year-old pleaded not guilty in court Friday
  • Planned Parenthood has been a target of anti-abortion activists

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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