At least three SWAT officers from the Boulder Police Department were injured after officers tried to break up a party near the University of Colorado Boulder that attracted hundreds of people who were not social distance, who did not wear masks, and who spilled into the street disturbing neighbors, CNN reports.
Partygoers flipped over a car and shot fireworks at officers who were called to the residence around 8:30 p.m. local time Saturday. They used the loudspeaker on their vehicles to tell people to disperse or risk arrest, teargas and use of force.
Instead, the crowd turned on them, throwing bricks and rocks at the officers. A firetruck was damaged, and an armoured police vehicle sustained damage, including a shattered windshield. The crowd dispersed by 9:30 p.m.
No one was arrested by police, but the department said it would use body cam footage to identify the individuals responsible. “Detectives will review every lead we have to identify and arrest those responsible for this reprehensible and unacceptable behavior,” said Chief Maris Herold.