Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport
Street racers in Austin wreaked havoc Saturday evening – throwing fireworks at police vehicles as fire erupted in the streets – while desperate 911 calls were put on hold for nearly a half hour.
According to officials with the Austin Police Department, several police vehicles were damaged as takeover attendees pushed back and threw fireworks during what officials have described as a ‘street racing incident.’
At least one police officer was injured and multiple people caught on fire while a vehicle performed donuts during the incident in the city’s downtown area.
The event has now sparked outrage from citizens, with local Council Member Alison Alter telling the Austin American-Statesman that she ended up on hold for 28 minutes after stumbling upon the takeover.
The average hold time for a 911 call in Austin was two and a half minutes, according to reports from October – because of a lack of staffing.