A flash mob in Germany turned violent on Saturday as teenagers attacked and threw stones at police officers, authorities said.
About 600 youths gathered in Frankfurt on Saturday evening, before running up and down a popular shopping street “without taking any account of passers-by,” police said in a statement.
A 17-year-old then punched a police officer as he attempted to issue the flash mob’s organizer with a dispersal notice, causing the officer to be injured. As the teenager was arrested, other attendees began throwing stones at the officers.
“Due to his resistance, the teenager had to be brought to the ground. He suffered a minor injury, which was immediately treated on an outpatient medical basis,” police claimed.
They added that two male and one female police officers were hit by stones, with one being hit on the head.
Investigations have now begun into those responsible for the flash mob, and whether they will have to pay for damages incurred.
The event was being staged by two separate YouTubers and their fans, police added on Twitter.
It follows similar scenes in Berlin on Thursday, when fans at an event organizer by another YouTuber were arrested.
Four People Killed, Three Injured In Early Morning Mass Shooting In Brooklyn
(NBC) — Four people are dead and three injured after an early morning shooting on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York, law enforcement officials said.
The shooting happened at 6:55 a.m. in the Crown Heights neighborhood at what New York Police Department officials described as “an illegal gambling location.”
At least 15 shots were fired, and as of Saturday morning, police had recovered two guns so far — a nine-millimeter handgun and a revolver. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said he would not be surprised to find more.
“We have four males deceased inside,” Shea said, adding that their ages range from 32 to 49. “They are still at the scene. We are waiting on the medical examiner’s office.”
Three other people, two men, and one woman were injured by gunfire. Shea said they are being treated at a hospital and their wounds are not life-threatening. An eighth person was injured as he tried to escape the firefight.
Two of the dead men were from out of town, while the others resided in Brooklyn. It is unclear if the men who are not from Brooklyn came specifically to play at the gambling hall, which Shea said appeared to focus on card and dice games.
One Injured In New Hampshire Church Shooting
(ABC) — Authorities are investigating a shooting at a church in Pelham, New Hampshire, on Saturday morning, the governor said.
“State officials are on scene assisting local first responders in the response and investigation of a shooting in Pelham, NH,” Governor John Sununu said on Twitter.
A spokeswoman for Lowell General Hospital in Massachusetts said they are treating one victim from the shooting, but did not release any additional information.
This is a breaking story. Please check back for updates.
Live coverage of the shooting below.
Four Stabbed at Manchester Shopping Centre
Four people injured following an stabbing incident at Arndale shopping centre in Manchester.
Greater Manchester Police has confirmed it’s officers were responding to an incident at the Arndale shopping centre.
— John Greenhalgh (@JohnGre07881147) October 11, 2019
North West Ambulance Service said four people were being treated outside the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester and confirmed the callout was related to reports of a stabbing.
Videos on social media are circulating showing a man being taken into custody by police officers with tasers drawn.
This is a Breaking News Story and will be updated.