Police share photos of people who vandalized cruiser
Prince George’s County Police are looking for those responsible for vandalizing a police vehicle as an officer attempted to disperse a crowd on Saturday evening.
Prince George’s County police are looking for those responsible for vandalizing a police vehicle as an officer attempted to disperse a crowd Saturday night in Laurel, Maryland.
At around 11:30 p.m., a police officer attempted to disperse a crowd in the parking lot of an office building near Interstate 95 and Maryland Route 198, police say, when a large group of people surrounded his vehicle and started kicking him.
A video circulating on social networks shows people jumping on a Prince George’s County police cruiser as sirens sound.
Police also said one of them was armed with a pole.
The encounter included about 100 vehicles and a large crowd of people, police said.
With the help of additional officers, the crowd was eventually dispersed, police said. No one was hurt.
“The behavior towards our officer on Saturday was criminal. Attacking a cruiser shouldn’t be fun for anyone. We take this seriously and we know the community does too. It is totally unacceptable. The officer exercised great restraint in these circumstances,” Prince George’s County Police Chief Malik Aziz said.
Those involved in this incident could face multiple charges, including malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct, and obstructing and obstructing a law enforcement officer.
If anyone has any information relevant to this investigation, please call detectives at 301-937-0910.
Anonymous advice can be provided by contacting Crime Solvers online or by calling them at 866-411-TIPS (8477). Advice can also be provided via the P3 Tips app available for both Android and iOS.
Refer to case number 22-0015880.
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