1,500 students riot in Fort Collins

21 Aug

Police said they used tear gas to break up a riot early Saturday morning after several people spilled into the streets near Colorado State University, throwing rocks and bottles and setting small fires.

The crowd grew to about 1,500 people just after midnight, with people smashing bottles, uprooting signs, rocking cars and setting a small fire in a street one block from the CSU campus, police said.

Tear gas was used around 12:15 a.m., and the crowd dispersed within minutes, police said. No injuries were reported, and property damage was minimal.

Three people were arrested for rioting and obstructing police, and about a dozen noise citations were issued. Police said there might be more arrests and citations.

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