Since the incident, the Boulder Police Department has received more than 750 tips, including 250 in the hour following a press conference held on March 7. "Due to the magnitude of information and the prevalence of social media," the BPD notes, "the amount of tips is unlike any other previous investigation."
In Boulder, perhaps. But the plenitude of social media images recall those that circulated following the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol — and like investigators in Washington, D.C., Boulder detectives have a wealth of evidence at their fingertips.
Take this brief video from the scene, in which a gaggle of revelers pose on a fire truck.
Some of the snaps are fuzzy, making precise identification a challenge — though the lack of masks should be helpful. But if some faces are hard to see clearly, other items come into focus — such as the fraternity T-shirt worn by the dude in the gallery below. And several suspects are said to have already been identified by authorities, though no names have been released.
Here's the first batch of suspect photos:
Boulder's University Hill Disturbance page, provide information to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers site or phone 800-222-TIPS (8477).