Austin Police Officer Hurt In Street Racing Takeover; Footage Shows Mob Swarm Police Car
A member of the Austin, Texas police department stands watch during the Gold Cup semifinal match between the United States and Qatar on Thursday July 29th, 2021 at Q2 stadium in Austin,TX.
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Police in Austin, Texas, said one officer was injured in connection to a number of “street racing incidents” across the state capital Saturday night.

The Austin Police Department announced on Sunday that the riotous behavior resulted in several police cars being damaged in addition to the injury.

“APD is committed to stopping this conduct,” the department said in a tweet. “Lawbreaking in this manner will result in enforcement and arrest. Our community’s safety is the #1 priority for APD.”

Police did not immediately release any details on the identity of the officer or the severity of his or her injuries.

Video footage posted to social media shows cars wildly spinning in circles and large crowds confronting law enforcement and even launching what appears to be fireworks at police vehicles.

Austin police said in an overnight tweet that they were investigating a number of “street racing incidents” across Austin.

“The department wants to reiterate this behavior is reckless & poses significant risks and dangers to the public,” Austin police said. “APD remains committed to enforcing the law and keeping our community safe.”

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