Three police officers were injured and 18 people were arrested during a riot in Seattle involving explosives, bottles, and rocks, authorities said.
A protest against the Seattle Police Officers Guild turned into violence around 10 p.m. Sunday night, police said in a news press release. Someone set off a large explosive and tried to break the window of a police vehicle, the statement read.
Police ordered the crowd to disperse and then people began throwing rocks and bottles at officers, the release stated. Fireworks were also thrown at officers, KIRO-TV reported.
Of the three officers injured, police said one was hospitalized. The department released photos of some of the injuries including one officer with a black eye and another with a burn mark on their neck.
Blast balls and “OC spray” — also known as pepper spray — were used to disperse the crowd, police said. The 18 individuals arrested were booked in the King County Jail.
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