Police Investigating Party At CU-Boulder That Turned Into A Destructive Riot

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A large party at CU-Boulder turned into a destructive ordeal on Saturday night, with partygoers destroying vehicles and allegedly assaulting police officers in the University Hill neighborhood of the Colorado college town. A student’s car was flipped, along with damage to multiple emergency services vehicles responding to the incident, including a firetruck.

The officers are in “good” condition according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

A TikToker declared that “Boulder just turned into Project X,” a reference to the 2012 party blockbuster based on an Australia house party hosted by Corey Worthington that raged out of control.

Tear gas was used by police to disperse the crowd when the party turned into an out-of-control riot.

In a statement on Twitter, Boulder Police are investigating the incident, reviewing footage captured on social media and police body camera footage “to charge and identify” individuals involved in the destruction.

Boulder County health officials are understandably concerned about the riot being a “super spreader” event, as few of the attendees were shown in social media footage wearing masks.

Social distancing protocols were clearly ignored – a reminder that we’re not out of the woods yet with the COVID-19 pandemic, even as vaccination efforts pick up.

Meanwhile, Buff students and alum are chiming in on social media with their overall disappointment in the CU Boulder student community, distancing and condemning the actions.