Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Bystanders disrupt standoff with murder suspect

‘A murder suspect surrendered to police following a three-hour standoff at an apartment complex that was complicated by a crowd of bystanders who threw rocks at police, authorities said. [..]

Walton said officers were first called to the scene about 9 p.m. and encountered neighborhood opposition.

“They were met by a large group — over 100 people — that made an effort to assault officers by throwing rocks at their vehicles and the officers themselves,” Walton said. “There were shots fired, and the officers had their hands full trying to contain the crowd.”

The officers called in reinforcements to help disperse the crowd. Some of the additional police wore riot gear and carried batons.’

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