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Police use tear gas to break up party near Colorado State University

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:23 a.m. HST, Apr 28, 2013

FORT COLLINS, Colo.>> Fort Collins police say they used tear gas to disperse a large and noisy street party near the Colorado State University campus as some revelers threw bottles at officers.

Police spokeswoman Rita Davis says officers were called to the Summerhill neighborhood late Saturday night amid complaints of a gathering that drew about 300 partygoers.

She says 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 partygoers 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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manakuke wrote:
The party is over.
on April 28,2013 | 04:27AM
COlohe1 wrote:
ah, brings back memories!!!
on April 28,2013 | 07:28AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Its not like they were terrorists - why not simple arrest some of the individuals who were damaging cars and throwing bottles?
on April 28,2013 | 08:28AM
Dragonman wrote:
Have you any idea what's its like trying to disperse 300 people that refuse to follow your instructions to disperse. I worked in a hotel for many years and we had trouble breaking up parties in our rooms, and we only had to deal with a handful of young people at a time who had too much liquor to drink . Believe me these events can quickly get out of control.
on April 28,2013 | 01:50PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Ah youth! young and innocent.
on April 28,2013 | 08:34AM
hanalei395 wrote:
To paraphrase a G.B. Shaw quote........."Youth is wasted on the young".
on April 28,2013 | 09:17AM
cojef wrote:
Youths running amok! Too young to hold their liquor, more reasons to stay away from it, if you can't control your behavior.
on April 28,2013 | 10:51AM
amela wrote:
Now that's the kind of state I would want my kids to attend college. Plus the paka is legal what more could you want for college life. Don't forget the guns.
on April 28,2013 | 12:41PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
well CO State was one of ALL-LIE's favorites...need I say more?
on April 28,2013 | 12:46PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
The organizers of the party should be held responsible for any property damages as well if alcoholic beverages were served or allowed to be consumed at the venue.
on April 28,2013 | 12:46PM
mrluke wrote:
Good luck finding the "organizers".
on April 29,2013 | 07:59AM
patk wrote:
"I have a right to disturb as many people as I want, but no one has a right to disturb me!" -- Outraged party-goer.
on April 28,2013 | 11:43PM
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