BALTIMORE (CBS SF) — Angry crowds rioted in Baltimore, throwing rocks and bricks at police officers and looting stores hours after thousands attended the funeral of a man who died after being severely injured in police custody.
At least seven officers have been hurt, and at least one was described by a police captain as ‘unresponsive.’
The rioting began after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal injury and died a week after his arrest. Rioters were spread out across several parts of the city, damaging police patrol cars and setting other vehicles on fire.
Police said while the funeral was underway, the department had received a “credible threat” that rival gangs were working together to “take out” law enforcement officers.