Things Get Out Of Hand In East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. (December 8, 2013) Thousands of Michigan State students and fans celebrated the football team's Big Ten title with large, rowdy bonfires and they overturned at least one car during the party.

East Lansing police say they arrested "multiple people" Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, a traditional spot for sports celebrations after the 10 Spartans defeated No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 late Saturday, earning its first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter-century.

Police Capt. Jeff Murphy declined to release arrest figures Sunday, calling it "a large civil disturbance."

The Detroit News reported that celebrants threw landscaping trees, a bicycle and fire extinguishers into a bonfire near the Cedar Village apartments and overturned a car outside other apartment.

Officers surrounded another large fire about 2:30 a.m. Sunday and marched slowly down River Street to disperse the crowd.


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