12 arrested after 2 boardwalk confrontations with police in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Police in Ocean City say 12 people were arrested during two confrontations with officers on the boardwalk over the weekend.

Police said in a statement Monday that officers saw a man kick a trashcan to the center of the crowded boardwalk near 1st Street on Saturday night. When officers approached, police say the man became aggressive and a crowd gathered. Police say people assaulted officers as they tried to disperse the crowd and five were arrested.

About three hours later, officers found a disorderly crowd of about 200 people near 7th Street and the boardwalk with some were yelling profanities and throwing bottles. The crowd was hostile and aggressive toward the dozens of officers dispersing the crowd and police say seven people were arrested.

Police say no injuries were reported.

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