Rantz: Mob surrounded, threatened safety of Tacoma cop who drove out of crowd

Tacoma police. (KIRO 7)

Graphic video shows a Tacoma Police Department officer driving through a mob of people surrounding his car.

One person was taken to a hospital. He originally was reported to have just minor injuries but that statement from police has been walked back, according to KIRO 7.

But while the Tacoma News Tribune mischaracterized the video and plenty of Twitter users jumped to dubious conclusions, one police source provided a better explanation about what happened. The mob was a threat to the officer and he acted in self-defense.

A Tacoma officer drove through a mob surrounding & violently attacking his vehicle, threatening his

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