Off-duty police officer attacked by group of people in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Wash. — An off-duty police officer was attacked by a group of men, and was threatened with a gun, Saturday evening near Redondo Beach in Des Moines, Washington.

Police say the off-duty officer, who did not identify himself as such during the altercation, was trying to retrieve his boat from the boat launch with his wife when he asked a group of people to move their vehicles.

An altercation ensued and the off-duty officer was pushed and assaulted by one or more members of the group, according to police.

One member of the group left and returned to the scene with a gun, according to police. Police say the man pointed the gun at the off-duty officer, and other members of the group fled.

Two independent witnesses got cellphone video of the altercation, and one witness had her cellphone shattered by a member of the group, police said.

Police say the group was made up of six or seven people, a mix of males and females, in their late teens. It is unknown if alcohol was involved.

Redondo Beach is south of Saltwater State Park, and northwest of Nautilus Elementary School.

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