TSU Riot Scrap, 05/17/67: Chief Short oversees the police raid of Lanier Dormitory and arrest of several hundred TSU students in the early morning hours of May 17. Following an extended campus blockade on the night of May 16, Houston police officers converged on Lanier Dormitory after students allegedly began throwing debris at police cars. A squad of 60 to 70 riflemen proceeded to exchange gunfire with individuals barricaded inside the residence hall, advancing infantry-style in 20-yard increments. Officers raided the dormitory four hours later, finding one shotgun, three rifles, and two Molotov cocktails. While most students conceivably did not participate in the violence, officers arrested nearly all of the hall's residents -- 488 in total. Many were transported to jail still wearing their pajamas.