FERGUSON, Mo. - Captain Ron Johnson said protests in Ferguson have reached a turning point.
There were more overnight, but without the violence we've seen for more than a week in the St. Louis suburb.
Johnson attributes that shift to the community leaders and clergy who marched with protesters to keep peace between crowds and law enforcement.
Things remained peaceful early in the night, which was stark contrast to Monday. However, the situation became tense around midnight.
Things starting to get tense tonight. People throwing water bottles— Jenna Hanchard (@JennaHanchard) August 20, 2014
At least one person was arrested after a vehicle approached the police command center and threats were made to kill an officer.
Police also said bottles and urine were thrown at officers.
A total of 47 people were arrested. Three loaded handguns were seized.
47 arrested tonight. One out of state violator arrested for the third time— Jenna Hanchard (@JennaHanchard) August 20, 2014
Police confiscated three guns tonight. pic.twitter.com/U1wNdBz81a— Jenna Hanchard (@JennaHanchard) August 20, 2014
Authorities said no tear gas or rubber bullets were deployed in this round of protests. However, pepper spray was used at times.