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Officers use tear gas to break up wild party near WVU

March 13th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

 A raucous crowd of partiers near West Virginia University pelted officers with beer bottles during a wild stand-off that ended when police used tear gas against the crowd, officials said Friday. The Morgantown Police Department said 10 people were charged after officers tried to break up a party on Thursday that completely shut down Beverly Avenue and people began throwing bottles, cans and other debris at them.

The officers took cover and used a loudspeaker to tell the party to disperse but the crowd grew in size and continued to hurl items at the officers, according to a news release from the police department.

Police then threw smoke grenades and tear gas at the crowd, ending the stand-off.

Authorities said they will review body camera video and other surveillance footage of the incident.

9 Responses to “Officers use tear gas to break up wild party near WVU”

  1. March 13, 2020 at 12:17 pm, Linmarie said:

    Going to college is a privilege not a right. Your parents are working hard to help you succeed. There is no excuse for this behavior. None.

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  2. March 13, 2020 at 1:01 pm, mac said:

    Not one mention of any couches being burned. Doesn’t sound like much of a party.

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  3. March 13, 2020 at 2:46 pm, Mark said:

    It doesn’t say WHY the police came to begin with. Were they afraid the students were having too much fun?? WTH? More likely cops just showing off their ‘authority’ and being the thug jerks that they are, I bet.

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    • March 13, 2020 at 2:48 pm, Mark said:

      > p.s. & why didn’t the pigs just leave if someone was throwing things at them? Sounds like they weren’t wanted and should have taken the damn hint. Idiots.

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      • March 14, 2020 at 6:54 pm, Jay said:

        Do you have a problem with authority Mark? Id say If college aged kids are so drunk that they are throwing bottles and debris at the police it is reasonable to assume that the situation was out of control.

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        • March 15, 2020 at 5:36 am, Mark said:

          > You don’t answer WHY were the cops even there to begin with?

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    • March 14, 2020 at 6:55 pm, Jay said:

      Uh, hey Mark, the party shut down a city street.

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      • March 15, 2020 at 5:37 am, Mark said:

        > Shut down a street at night? oh the horrors!! lol

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        • March 15, 2020 at 5:38 am, Mark said:

          > Streets are shut all the time for ‘block parties’

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