2 arrested, officer attacked at party with nearly 500 guests

SAPD: 30 officers tried to break up nearly 500 party guests

SAN ANTONIO – Two men are facing charges following an out-of-control party that ended with a San Antonio police officer under attack.

Officers responded to a noise complaint around 10:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of South Ellison and Little Laurie Drive.

They quickly found themselves outnumbered by an estimated 400 to 500 party goers.

SAPD officials said officers began to make their way through the massive crowd to find the alleged party organizer.

They found the man, but police said he began to yell obscenities to the officers and sparked a massive brawl.

One of the officers was then assaulted as he attempted to track down the suspect.

"Unknown persons in the crowd were punching him in the back of the head and throwing rocks at him and bottles. He got hit in the head a number of times," said Sgt. Joe Mckinney with SAPD.

Officers called for backup and more than 30 officers arrived on scene to gain control and disperse the crowd.

Officers were able to take the alleged organizer into custody along with another man who was interfering with police.

The alleged host was charged with inciting a riot and resisting arrest. The second man is facing interference and resisting arrest charges, police said.

The officer who was injured was treated at the scene and was expected to recover.

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