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Small riot breaks out when teens fight Salt Lake police

Published March 26, 2014 5:54 pm
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What began Tuesday night with a teenage trespassing ended up as a brawl with more than half a dozen Salt Lake City police officers.

The incident began at 6:31 p.m. when police stopped an 18-year-old man who was trespassing at Horizonte High School, at 1234 S. Main St.

According to Detective Cody Lougy, the teen has previously tried to enter the school — which has night classes for both adults and kids — and has been banned from the campus.

As officers stopped the teen he became "combative." Lougy said a group of kids then began to gather around the scene. Those kids also became combative and at one point someone punched an officer in the head. Lougy said it's still unclear who threw that punch.

The situation eventually intensified to the point that officers called for backup and ended up deploying a Taser against two people fighting the police. Lougy said that, generally the officers and the kids "weren't duking it out," although the group was "interfering."

Police eventually arrested the 18-year-old and two 17-year-olds for rioting, resisting arrest and other charges.


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