Videos: Crowds attack, throw fireworks at Chicago PD squad cars

Three officers sustained minor injuries across the two incidents

By Suzie Ziegler 

CHICAGO — Chicago police vehicles were attacked in two separate incidents over a chaotic July 4th weekend, videos show. 

On Sunday, video showed a crowd attacking police vehicles, including one person who jumped on the hood of the car and tried to bash in the windshield. The encounter began when someone threw something at the squad car, shattering the windshield, according to CBS Chicago. Some people in the crowd kicked the squad car and one officer suffered minor injuries, the report said. No arrests were immediately made. 

A second incident involving fireworks happened in the early hours of Monday morning, CBS Chicago reported. Video shows fireworks exploding feet away from multiple CPD squad cars with officers inside. One vehicle reverses to avoid the blast, video shows. The fireworks shattered the windows of one squad car, leaving two officers with minor injuries, according to ABC 7

Three people were arrested after the fireworks incident, the report said. Jiovanni Araujo, 19; Yair Cruz-Roman, 19; and Guillermo Mota Jr., 19 were charged with aggravated battery against a peace officer, criminal damage to government property, failure to obey a lawful order to disperse and reckless conduct, according to ABC 7.

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