Police Use Tear Gas To Break Up Campus-Area Party

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (April 28, 2013)—Police in Fort Collins, Colo., police used tear gas to disperse a large and noisy street party near the Colorado State University campus as some revelers threw bottles at officers, authorities said.

Police spokeswoman Rita Davis said officers were sent to the Summerhill neighborhood late Saturday night in response to complaints of a gathering that drew about 300 party-goers.

She said in a news release that officers urged people to leave, but the crowd became unruly and began throwing bottles at police as well as climbing on cars, street light poles and trees.

Some media reports described the melee as riot-like.

Davis says that eventually, police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowd.

Three party-goers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries, but Davis says no officers were hurt.

The media reports say the event drew mainly a college-age crowd after it was advertised during the week via social media.

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