VIDEO: Officer, skateboarder hurt after clash at San Francisco’s Dolores Park

Credit: @arizerg

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A San Francisco police officer and a skateboarder were hurt during a mob incident at Dolores Park on Tuesday night, police said.

Police said at around 7:11 p.m., they responded to 19th and Dolores on a call about skateboarders holding on to cars to get up the hill and then skate down.

The incident began as an informal skateboarding competition.

Many attendees scattered after police arrived, but some officers found themselves facing off against a crowd of nearly 400.

Police say at one point a skateboarder lost control while riding down a hill, and crashed into an officer, and then hit a police car.

Skateboarders say that the police officer purposely moved his shoulder into the skateboarder causing him to crash.

Many people have been posting videos of the incident:

For more than an hour, skaters shouted and threw objects. Two patrol cars were damaged during the confrontation.

Both the skateboarder and officer are in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A female skateboarder who wiped out later was also hospitalized.

Officers were asking people to stay away from a one-block radius of the park and shut down Dolores Street between 18th and 20th streets.

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