Prince George’s County police are looking for the people responsible for vandalizing a police cruiser while an officer was trying to disperse a crowd Saturday night in Laurel, Maryland.
Around 11:30 p.m., a police officer attempted to break up a crowd at an office building parking lot near Interstate 95 and Maryland Route 198, police say, when a large group of people circled his vehicle and started to kick it.
A video circulating on social media shows people jumping on top of a Prince George’s County police car as sirens are heard.
Police also said one was armed with a pole.
The meetup included about 100 vehicles and a large crowd of people, police said.
With assistance of additional officers, the crowd was ultimately dispersed, according to police. No one was hurt.
“The behavior toward our officer on Saturday was criminal. Attacking a cruiser should not be a source of entertainment for anyone. We take this seriously and we know the community does too. It’s completely unacceptable. The officer showed great restraint under these circumstances,” said Prince George’s County police Chief Malik Aziz.
Those involved in this incident could face multiple charges, including malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct and obstructing and hindering a law enforcement officer.
If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to call detectives at 301-937-0910.
Refer to case number 22-0015880.