Police Officers Attacked By ATV Riders Hurling Bricks And Bottles


Philadelphia police attacked by ATV, dirt-bike riders who hurled bricks and bottles at officers – Fox News

Over the weekend, dirt bikes and Atvs swarmed the streets of Center City and other neighborhoods. Sunday Night Riders smashed the windows of an unoccupied police patrol unit and surrounded it with dirt bikes. The Mayor’s office says they will continue to confiscate and ticket bikes.

Police are searching for a man who threw a brick at a squad car, breaking the vehicle’s windshield, Sunday night in Northern Liberties.

One dirt bike rider crashed near the gas pumps and fled the scene on foot. A group of riders attacked police and threw objects at the vehicle, but no injuries were reported.

Police have a “no pursuit” policy when it comes to illegal dirt bikes and ATVs on city streets. However, state lawmakers passed legislation that allows them to confiscate, destroy or sell illegal dirt bikes and ATVs. A city spokesperson said dirt bikes and ATVs are illegal to operate on city streets and that police have confiscated hundreds of vehicles.

Police shared video of a dirt-bike rider near a gas station that had been reported stolen from New Jersey.

This criminal activity was considered by many to be reckless and troubling. For more information on the status of these dirt-bike riders, check out the news outlets that are listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Philadelphia police attacked by ATV, dirt-bike riders who hurled bricks and bottles at officers  Fox News
  2. Dirt bike rider wanted for throwing brick at police SUV in Northern Liberties  PhillyVoice.com
  3. Illegal dirt bike and ATV rallies concern Philadelphians  CBS Philadelphia
  4. Watch: Dirt Bike, ATV Riders Throw Bricks at Philly Cop Cars  NBC 10 Philadelphia
  5. Philadelphia police search for suspect who threw brick at patrol car during ATV incident on Delaware Avenue  WPVI-TV
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