5 People Stabbed at Neo-Nazi Event in Sacramento

June 26, 2016 Updated: June 26, 2016

Multiple people have been stabbed at a neo-Nazi event in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday afternoon, according to fire officials.

In what was described as a “mass casualty incident,” the Sacramento Fire Department said there were “multiple stabbing victims at State Capitol during rally.”



Crews are assisting patients, the fire department said. In an update, it said that five patients were transported to area hospitals.

Some had “critical trauma stab wounds,” the fire department added.

Local reporters on the scene, including ABC10’s Frances Wang, said the stabbings took place at a neo-Nazi event. A clash erupted between neo-Nazis and counter-demonstrators.

The Bay Area Independent reported that “members of the Traditionalist Workers Party, Golden State Skinheads, Blood & Honor, National Socialist Movement and Ku Klux Klan,” had all planned to attend the rally.

Photos posted on social media show blood on the sidewalk near the park where the violence took place. Police were seen cordoning off the area.

The Traditionalist Workers Party had been planning the event at the State Capitol for weeks, while there was an effort on social media to prevent it from happening, according to the Sacramento News & Review. The Golden State Skinheads had been promoting the event, the report said.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has described the TWP as a group formed last year as the political wing of the Traditionalist Youth Network, which aims to “indoctrinate high school and college students into white nationalism.”

Antifa Sacramento, a local chapter of the Anti-Fascist Action Network, said it would conduct a counter-demonstration. “Today is the day y’all. The Nazis aren’t backing down and neither are we. Share this image, bring your friends and family and see you at the capitol! Use #NoNazisInSac on social media,” the Antifa chapter wrote on Sunday, hours before the demonstration.