Police in Boulder, Colo. Said on Sunday they were working to identify those who took part in a large street party at University Hill that resulted in three officers being assaulted with bricks and stones, according to reports. information.
KDVR, the local station, reported that the Saturday night party included a large crowd that set off fireworks and caused extensive property damage, including to an armored police vehicle and a fire engine. Police from the Boulder Police Department said they were examining the footage in order to “charge and identify” those involved.
The school also issued a statement calling the incident “unacceptable and irresponsible,” especially considering compliance with COVID-19 health orders.
“We appreciate the efforts of law enforcement to remedy the unacceptable behavior of these students and we apologize to the residents of University Hill for their behavior,” the school statement read.
Photographs of the scene showed cars with broken windows and at least one car had been turned over.
The Washington Post reported that there were around 500 to 800 “maskless revelers.” The report says police arrived around 8:30 p.m. and warned the crowd that they could be arrested if they did not leave. There was a clash with police when around 100 members of the group charged them, according to the report.
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Michael Dougherty, the district attorney for Boulder County, told reporters at a press conference that it was incorrect to call what happened on Saturday celebratory.
“I don’t consider people who flip cars as a party. I don’t consider people who throw bottles and stones at firefighters and police as a party. These are criminal acts and will be treated as such.”