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Tampa police officers 'ambushed' early Saturday, chief says

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FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Tampa police officers 'ambushed' early Saturday, chief says

By Jennifer Holton

TAMPA, Fla. - The chief of the Tampa Police Department says his officers were "ambushed" early Saturday morning.

TPD Chief Brian Dugan says officers were called to the intersection of 15th Street N and 26th Avenue E for a report of shots fired with a possible victim.
 
He says when officers arrived, hundreds of people had all four intersections completely blocked, and as they attempted to locate a victim, the crowd became aggressive.

As officers took one person into custody, the crowd surrounded officers and threw glass bottles, while several subjects jumped on one of the officer’s cars.

Read more: https://www.fox13news.com/news/tampa-police-officers-ambushed-early-saturday-chief-says