15 People Arrested At UMass Amherst During Sox Championship Celebration

AMHERST (CBS) — Fifteen people were arrested at UMass Amherst in the hours after the Boston Red Sox won the World Series.

University police responded to the Southwest Residential Area to find an estimated 3,000 people celebrating the win.

Fourteen people were charged with failing to disperse and one person was charged with being disorderly.

Two of those charged with failing to disperse were also charged with assault and battery on a police officer.

Fourteen of the 15 arrested are students at the school.

Campus officials provided food and activities prior to the game and dining officials say more than 2,900 students were served. The crowd, which grew steadily during the game, was calm until the end, according to UMass.

No injuries were reported. One inflatable amusement was reportedly damaged.

UMass Amherst, Town of Amherst and Massachusetts State police responded to the crowd and dispersed it in less than an hour.


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