St. Louis city officials say a group of partygoers jumped on and substantially damaged a police patrol vehicle while an officer was trapped inside early Sunday morning.
A police spokesperson told Fox2 the department received a total of 13 calls around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning for a large party on the top floor of an apartment building. Police claim as the responding officers attempted to disband the crowd of more than 100 people, they began to congregate outside the building.
The officer inside was reportedly not injured.
The mob was dispersed when backup officers arrived.
Mayor Tishaura Jones said in a tweet Monday, “While I’m thankful the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded quickly and dispersed the crowd without conflict of injury, I’m disappointed in those people who will now have to face consequences for their behavior."
The police department is now asking for the public to help them identify anyone in the videos the department released or in other social media posts.