Officers attacked at warehouse party 

A student-run warehouse party with hundreds of people allegedly turned violent Sunday morning when it was busted by police.

A fire marshal was called to a clothing warehouse at 154 Seventh St. around 1 a.m. because of the noise coming from a party thrown by a group called Occupy California. Hundreds of people were inside, but they didn’t let the fire marshal in so he called police, Officer Samson Chan said.

When police arrived, people in the crowd were allegedly throwing M-80-type explosives and glass bottles at officers, Chan said.

A 23-year-old man who allegedly had the M-80-type devices on him was arrested for aggravated assault on an officer.

Ten other people were cited for public drunkenness and other misdemeanors, Chan said.

Officers are investigating whether it was a properly permitted party.

A Web posting called the event "Indie Pop Electro," and described it as "a benefit for the occupation arrestees." Other postings on the group's blog make reference to recent occupations at University of California campuses.

No one from Occupay California could be reached for comment as of Sunday morning.

kkelkar@sfexaminer.com



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