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Unraveling Friday's Commotion in Town Center

Police activity downtown played out in front of restaurant patrons and concert-goers.

Unraveling Friday's Commotion in Town Center Unraveling Friday's Commotion in Town Center Unraveling Friday's Commotion in Town Center

The buzz of a gorgeous spring evening in Rockville Town Center on Friday was pierced with the sirens of speeding police cruisers and running police officers. 

Patrons of the downtown business district were left wondering what was going on.

Warm weather brought restaurant patrons dining al fresco and residents enjoying the on the .

Around 7 p.m., @ewechtal sent these messages to @RockvillePatch via Twitter:

  ethan wechtaluk ‏@ewechtal

@RockvillePatch we just saw this happen: http://pic.twitter.com/xTjAuVZE

ethan wechtaluk ‏@ewechtal

@RockvillePatch 2 of 3:  http://pic.twitter.com/xq47inSu

ethan wechtaluk ‏@ewechtal

@RockvillePatch 3 of 3:  http://pic.twitter.com/8DurjF2u

ethan wechtaluk ‏@ewechtal

@RockvillePatch what was it about? there was one cop arresting someone, moments later there were a dozen cars.

On Monday, Rockville City Police Chief Terrance N. Treschuk responded to a Rockville Patch inquiry about the police activity with the following email:

We had several instances of young people causing some disturbances throughout the Town center area on Friday evening. Town Center Security asked for assistance from the Police Department. Through the investigations, two arrests were made. 

Friday’s commotion in Town Center started with station at 2:38 p.m. and included an arrest eight minutes later at a nearby gas station.

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Meanwhile, police at the Metro station interviewed a young man with blood on his arm, who was reportedly involved in an incident not related to the shooting.

Later in the day, around 5 p.m., Rockville City Police could be seen running along East Middle Lane, responding to an unspecified incident in that Treschuk said also was unrelated to the shooting.

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