KEENE, NH (CBS) – A Keene State College student has been arrested in connection with disturbances that occurred near the city’s annual pumpkin festival earlier this month.
Police have charged 18-year-old James A Schaefer III with one felony count of Reckless Conduct. He allegedly threw a beer can at a group of people during the riots.
Police considered the beer can to be “a deadly weapon in the manner in which it was used.”
Schaefer, of Center Moriches, New York, was released on $5,000 bail and will be arraigned in December.
On Saturday, October 18, dozens were arrested and about 30 people were injured as hundreds of people threw beer cans and bottles at police and ripped up street signs. Police used pellets and pepper spray to try and disperse the crowds.
Police released several pictures of people involved in the incidents. Since then, they have received hundreds of tips and have identified numerous suspects.
Last week, police arrested a 19-year-old New Hampshire man who allegedly threw a beer bottle at a police officer.
Keene State College President Anne Huot said the school will hold involved students responsible for their behavior.
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