Despite peaceful Thursday in Ferguson, police said many incidents occurred

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by Adam McDonald and Ashley Jones / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 16 at 2:20 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Residents in Ferguson united in protesting on Friday after St. Louis County Police say five different incidents occurred on Thursday night.

"Last night was great, a great night," said Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson. "There were no calls for service and we did not deploy tear gas." Johnson says there were no major incidents, but police still responded to crime and protected citizens.

Authorities say they were received a call about a sick person around 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. While responding to the call, officers were kicked, punched and say people were reaching for items in their utility belts, making officers unable to help a patient into an ambulance. Police had to use a squad car to transport the patient to command post to be taken to a hospital.
 
Police also received a call about a fight happening at a McDonald’s around midnight. As officers arrived at the scene,  they said bricks were thrown at them, damaging two trooper cars and one county cruiser. 
 
During the next several hours, various incidents occurred, including a woman shot in the leg, an armed robbery, and one assault, according to police.
 
No arrests have been made and no reports have been filed. 
 

 

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