Charlottesville police remove car over similarity to one used in attack

Car plows into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against white nationalists in Charlottesville, VA, Photo Date: 8/12/2017 / Photo: Brennan Gilmore / Twitter / (MGN)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7)- The Charlottesville Police Department is taking a Dodge Challenger out of service because of its similarity to the car used in a fatal attack during a 2017 white supremacist rally.

The city announced the decision in a news release Thursday. City Manager Tarron Richardson said the vehicle was “clearly a reminder” of the attack, which killed Heather Heyer and left dozens more injured. He says the city believes removing it from the fleet is in the best interests of the community.