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    3 San Jose Police Officers Hurt in Hostile Crowd Attack

    Three San Jose police officers were injured when a crowd of about 50 to 80 people turned on them as they issued citations to people drinking alcohol in public in downtown San Jose. Ali Wolf reports. (Published Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019)

    Three San Jose officers were injured, and several arrests were made while police were clearing out a large crowd that gathered downtown early Saturday morning.

    The melee occurred shortly before 2 a.m., when officers were issuing citations for drinking alcohol in a lot near Market and Santa Clara streets, according to police.

    A large crowd of about 50 to 80 people approached the officers and "aggressively interfered" with their investigation, police spokeswoman Officer Gina Tepoorten said.

    Backup officers arrived, and a few were assaulted by the crowd as they attempted to clear out the lot, police said.

    3 Officers Hurt After "Mob Mentality" Attack in San Jose

    [BAY] 3 Officers Hurt After "Mob Mentality" Attack in San Jose

    Three San Jose officers have been injured after a "mob mentality" response by a crowd in downtown San Jose. The officers had been giving out citations to people drinking alcohol in public when about 50 to 80 people approached the officers, police said. Ali Wolf reports.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019)

    One suspect was seen running while holding a gun, and officers chased him down, finding the gun in his waistband and taking him into custody, according to police.

    While they were arresting the suspect, another suspect tried to get the suspect away from police. The second suspect was Tasered and also taken into custody, Tepoorten said.

    More than 60 officers helped disperse the crowd at the parking lot and the Market Street corridor.

    Several arrests were made, including one for possession of a firearm, Tepoorten said. Three officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at the scene.

    Police did not release an exact number of arrests made or names and ages of those taken into custody.

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