Police seek help in identifying Bellingham rioters


Bellingham police used tear gas on students after a block party spiraled out of control near Western Washington University.

The Bellingham Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying people in the riot near the Western Washington University campus last weekend.

On Thursday afternoon, police released a set of photos of suspected rioters involved in the incident.

PHOTOS: Suspected Bellingham rioters

Police said hundreds of college-age revelers threw projectiles at police ,who responded with pepper spray to disperse them late Saturday night. Three people were arrested during the melee.

PHOTOS: Police use tear gas, flash grenades on students near WWU

 Anyone who has information or can help identify the people is urged to contact Detective Gina Crosswhite at 360-778-8835.