Monday, December 22, 2014

Nine arrested in brawl at Syracuse University

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say nine students were arrested after a melee erupted outside the student center at Syracuse University following a dance.

Syracuse Police Sgt. Tom Connellan says hundreds of students were leaving the center and numerous fights were going on when officers arrived at 1:40 a.m. Sunday. When police tried to disperse the unruly crowd, Connellan says they were met with strong resistance.

Connellan said officers arrested nine Syracuse University students on a variety of charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of government administration.

The cause of the fights is still under investigation.

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