From a reader and North End resident:
Saturday night June 28th at about the time the Taste of Tacoma closed there was a disturbance starting in the park with a subsequent arrest of at least one very loud male at the intersection of Vassault and Visscher? There was about 10 police cars present. What happened please.
Here’s the explanation provided by Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum:
Per witnesses a male was wandering around the food court area trying to start a fight – flashing gang signs, using gang terminology and foul, offensive language. He left the area prior to the gang unit arriving but was located a short time later.
When contacted, he was very uncooperative and continued to challenge folks (including the officers) around him. He was placed under arrest and had to be physically restrained. He continued with the foul, offensive language while being escorted from the area and kicked Sgt. Morris while they were walking him to a patrol car for transport to the jail. At the jail he failed the booking process and had to be placed in a holding cell until he calmed down enough to safely complete the booking process.