CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A white nationalist wanted for crimes authorities say were committed on the campus of the University of Virginia a day before a deadly rally says he’ll turn himself in to authorities.

University of Virginia police say Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, is wanted on three felony charges: two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a “caustic substance,” explosive or fire.

Contacted Tuesday by The Associated Press, Cantwell acknowledged he had pepper-sprayed a counter demonstrator during a protest but insisted he was defending himself, saying he did it “because my only other option was knocking out his teeth.”