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Reason.tv: DC Cop vs. Snowball Throwers, Exclusive Video; UPDATED with Today Show Footage!

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As Jesse Walker noted earlier, an armed confrontation between snowball-throwing DC residents and police took place during the weekend's historic snowfall.

Around 2.30PM on Saturday, December 19, residents at the intersection of 14th and U Streets NW started throwing snowballs at passing Hummers; they had gathered there as part of Twitter-organized happening.

One of the cars pelted was driven by a plainclothes police officer identified only as Det. Baylor. Baylor got out of his car and brandished his gun at the crowd.

Reason.tv's Dan Hayes was on the scene, capturing the tense confrontation between police and citizens who chanted "Don't bring a gun to a snowball fight!"

Approximately 5 minutes; harsh language throughout.

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Update: Reason.tv's Dan Hayes was interviewed about the incident for the Today Show on NBC. Watch below.