VIDEO: Police vehicle reverses through crowd of protesters
An unmarked police vehicle drove backwards down a street near protests after making an arrest on Sunday night, police said. (St. Louis Metropolitan PD)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -
An unmarked police vehicle drove backwards down a street through a crowd of protesters after making an arrest on Sunday night.
Police said around 7 p.m., officers pulled over a vehicle occupied by two suspects on 20th and Locust. The suspects were wanted for assault in the first degree and making terrorist threats.
While officers were making the arrest, a third suspect began throwing rocks at them. That suspect was taken into custody and detained in the back of the unmarked police vehicle, a blue Chevy Impala.
At that time, police said the crowd started moving in a “threatening manner” towards the Impala and because of road closures, they couldn’t drive forward. So, the officer driving the vehicle backed down the street to safety.
There were no injuries.
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