Police Chief: Tampa Officers Ambushed After Responding To Call Near Ybor City


TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said his officers were ambushed after responding to a call early Saturday.

Police officers responded to North 15th Street and East 26th Avenue near Ybor City around 1 a.m. on Saturday. Hundreds were gathered at the intersection.

Police responded to a call about shots fired and a possible victim. When police arrived, they could not locate a victim.

“It’s an ambush. I have no other way to describe it. When there are that many people out there and clearly no one had been shot. It was just a set up to get the cops there,” said Police Chief Brian Dugan.

Chief Dugan said the large crowd became aggressive and they threw bottles and glass at officers. They also jumped on police vehicles.

Two officers were injured, but are expected to be OK.

Police arrested one man for resisting with violence, failure to obey a lawful order and violation of probation.

“There have been some violent acts. People are acting out. They think they can get away with doing … (Read more)


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