OCEAN CITY — Gov. Larry Hogan thanked state and local law enforcement agencies that helped Ocean City Police in response to what he called an "unruly disturbance" over the weekend.
The Maryland State Police activated several units, including its Mobile Field Force, as well as Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Maryland Natural Resources Police.
Hogan said as a result of the mobilization, police issued more than 3,500 citations, made nearly 2,500 traffic stops, over 350 cars were towed, and several hundred arrests were made.
A state trooper was also knocked unconscious while trying to make an arrest.
He was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and is now back home recovering.
Hogan stated, "Our swift and unified response makes clear that we will not tolerate such brazen violence and wanton disrespect for our law enforcement officers, communities, and law-abiding citizens."
I want to commend and thank the sixteen allied state and local law enforcement agencies that immediately mobilized to assist the Ocean City Police Department in its response to the unruly disturbance over the weekend.— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) September 28, 2020
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/oK7S7fpedI