The incident broke out at San Felipe's Cantina around 2:00 A.M. on Friday. Police were called to break up a fight at a nearby taco stand. However, when cops tried to disperse the crowd, William James Butler III reportedly told the officers he didn't care if they were cops, after which a crowd of people then began moving in on the two officers. Immediately, every available officer in the city was sent to the location, with backup from Northern Arizona University (NAU) police and the Coconino County Sheriff's Office as well. Police said every time they would try to control one person, two or three others would surround them and they would be forced to defend themselves.
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Five police officers were injured; three were treated at the scene, and two required transport to Flagstaff Medical center for treatment. One officer injured his knee and couldn't stand up for several moments, then realized his neck and back also hurt. Another officer suffered injuries to his ribs, nose and head, and required a tetanus shot.
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