Videos circulating on social media show a Tacoma Police Department (TPD) vehicle driving over at least one person on a city street and “may have impacted others,” according to a police statement.
The incident happened after police responded to a large crowd in the area of S. 9th and Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma shortly after 6 p.m.
“There were multiple vehicles and approximately 100 people present blocking the intersection when officers arrived on scene,” according to a TPD statement. Witness accounts and video on social media show the group was gathered for street racing.
The Tacoma Fire Department confirms they issued a dispersal order to the crowd and two people were arrested.