FBI investigates Saturday's deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia

Car plows through the crowd in Charlottesville. (Image: ABC News)

The FBI is now investigating the deadly attack in Virginia Saturday.

As Megan Hughes reports, a car driven by 20-year-old James Alex Fields, Jr. plowed into a group of pedestrians during a white nationalist rally that brought counter-protesters as well.

Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and other charges.

A state of emergency was declared in Virginia as white supremacists and counter-protesters clashed.

Two Virginia State Police Officers, Lt. H. Jay Cullen and trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates died in a helicopter crash while assisting with public safety. Foul play is not suspected.

President Trump has denounced the violence, but has yet to call out white supremacists specifically.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides," Trump said.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said, "I have a message for all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville: Go home."

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