Police quell rowdy crowd after NCAA semifinal win - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Police quell rowdy crowd after NCAA semifinal win

Posted:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police in riot gear quelled a raucous celebration by University of Minnesota hockey fans following the Gophers last-second Frozen Four semifinal win.

Hundreds of students and other hockey fans took to the streets in Dinkytown near campus to celebrate the victory over North Dakota Thursday night.

Authorities say some fans threw beer bottles and cans at officers, others climbed light poles and one video showed several young men jumping on top of a squad car. Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder says there were less than a dozen arrests and no one was seriously injured. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1qnikze ) says a State Patrol helicopter illuminated the rowdy crowd.

University President Eric Kaler sent an email to students before the NCAA game warning against any rioting.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2014 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.