Spokane police use force to shut down unruly Rave party

Spokane police use force to shut down unruly Rave party

Spokane police use force to shut down unruly Rave party

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by Spokane Police Dept.

KREM.com

Posted on June 4, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 6 at 12:49 PM

SPOKANE -- Spokane Police shut down a Rave party at the Lincoln Center because of an unruly crowd.

At about 10:40 p.m. Friday night, Spokane Police responded to the Lincoln Center for a drugs call.  Police had responded about a half hour before for a fight outside.  While officers were dealing with the call, security at the event told officers that the crowd outside was getting unruly.

Investigators said the promoter pre-sold tickets to the event, and then sold tickets at the door.  The venue held a little over 700 people.  Once the party filled to capacity, people who bought tickets during the pre-sale were not allowed in.  Officers estimated there were 400-500 people outside the venue not being allowed access.  The crowd outside the building started pushing on the doors to get in.

Officers told the crowd they were not going to be let in because the building was at capacity and security was not allowing anyone else in.  Some members of the crowd threatened to start a riot.

Police responded to the scene in force, and with help from the promoter, the crowds outside was dispersed after several dispersal orders were given.  After the crowd outside was gone, the crowd inside was told to leave.

Most of the party-goers were very cooperative and left without incident.  Remarkably there were no arrests and no one was injured.

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