US police car charges crowd watching street race

The video showed the police vehicle flashing lights after it rammed a crowd of approximately 20 to 30 people that surrounded the car.

"People were messing with the cops, yelling at the cops, shouting at the cops, and then the car reversed and drove full speed into the crowd," Cody Le, who filmed the video, told Reuters.

Tacoma police told local media that they were notified of street racers and a crowd of approximately 100 people blocking streets in downtown Tacoma before 7pm local time, and that the officer driving the vehicle was afraid that the crowd would "break his glass" after they started pounding on the car's windows.

Authorities said that one person was injured in the incident.

Video Transcript

[CROWD NOISE]

- What's happening?

- What's going on?

[HORN HONKING] [CROWD NOISE]

- God damn, there is a cop car. God damn, there is a cop car. God damn.

- [SCREAM] Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

[CROWD NOISE]

- Oh, my fucking God.