02/15/2008

Wash. college riot damages deputy's car

The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A concert at The Evergreen State College ended in a riot in which a Thurston County sheriff's patrol car was overturned and looted.

State Patrol Trooper Brandy Kessler says officers were pelted by rocks in the disturbance early Friday but there were no serious injuries.

She says it began about 1:30 a.m. when a fight broke out at the concert and a campus police officer arrested a suspect for misdemeanor assault.

Kessler says the crowd surrounded the officer's car, saying let him go, so she called for backup.

Thurston County deputies responded and removed the campus officer and her car and released the suspect, since they already had his identification.

When a deputy's car wouldn't start, the crowd overturned it and broke out the windows. Kessler says the deputy's laptop computer and a radar gun were stolen. No weapons were lost.

Troopers and a Thurston County SWAT team dispersed the crowd with no more arrests.

 

 

 



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