St Petersburg Police Department- protester arrested

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Armed Protester Arrested

Wednesday night Chief Holloway and police majors were outside in front of police headquarters informing a group of protesters that 1st Ave N was about to open to traffic and they needed to get on the sidewalk.

Abraham Quraishi threw a spent baton round (heavy plastic) at Chief Holloway and a group of majors, narrowly missing them.

While Quraishi was throwing the round, an officer saw a handgun in his waistband. He does not have a concealed weapons permit.

He fought several officers as they tried to take him into custody. Quraishi now faces inciting a riot, resisting an officer with violence, carrying a concealed firearm while in commission of a felony and unlawful assembly charges.

Report # 2020-020488