Cardiologist apologizes for blaming attack on Black Lives Matter activists after video shows what really happened

On Sunday, Sept. 13, a cardiologist wrote on Twitter that his daughter was attacked by Black Lives Matter activists in Baltimore. Police weren’t helping, he added, because the suspects were Black.

The post went viral, gaining nearly 50,000 retweets—but new videos shared by the Baltimore Sun show that the attack was actually related to “squeegee boys” in the city.

The cardiologist in question is Andrea Natale, MD, who serves as the executive medical director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. According to the Sun’s reporting, Natale could not be reached for comment, but St. David’s Medical Center did issue a statement on his behalf.

“I was worried about my daughter, and I jumped to conclusion based on the information I had at the time,” he said in the statement. “I’ve dedicated my entire professional career to healing people from all backgrounds, and I regret that my words were misinterpreted and created hurt and pain. It was not my intention.”

To read more about this incident, and see the videos obtained by the Baltimore Sun, click the link below: