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SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man with a lengthy criminal history has pleaded guilty to pointing a bow and arrow at a group in Salt Lake City that was protesting against racial injustice in May.

Brandon McCormick, 58, on Monday admitted to possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and aggravated assault. They are felonies carrying a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

McCormick loaded an arrow and aimed it toward demonstrators in a May 30 protest against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, officials have said.

The confrontation happened shortly after McCormick yelled “all lives matter” and used the N-word toward the protesters, officials have said. He did not injure anyone and a group of protesters then swarmed and attacked him.

McCormick has been sentenced to prison seven times and has served more than 18 years, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

He was first convicted of burglary in 1989 and received a six-year sentence. McCormick was paroled in 1992 but was sent back to prison twice for parole violations. He then spent the next 22 years in and out of California prisons because of new convictions and more parole violations.

He most recently got out of prison in 2014. McCormick is scheduled to be sentenced on the Salt Lake City protest convictions on Nov. 2.

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