Tampa Police Ambushed By A Crowd


Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan reported his officers were ambushed responding to a call.

Officers responded to a call where hundreds were gathered at an intersection. When police arrived, they could not locate a victim.

"It's an ambush. I have no other way to describe it. When there are that many people out there and clearly no one had been shot. It was just a set up to get the cops there," said Police Chief Brian Dugan.

The large crowd became aggressive throwing bottles and glass at officers, and jumping on police vehicles.

Two officers were injured, but are expected to be OK. Police arrested one man for resisting with violence, failure to obey a lawful order and violation of probation.

"The police, we always have everyone's back. Nobody has ours right now and that is what I think is missing here," said Chief Dugan. "The cops are not going to lie down. We're going to go out there and do our job, but we're being really careful."

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