Police were struck with beer bottles and cans tossed from a group of weekend party-goers on a street near the University of Akron, authorities said Tuesday.
Officers responded to the rowdy crowd by donning riot gear and using tear gas to disperse the throng, which grew to nearly 1,000 late Saturday night.
No arrests were announced.
Police say they are using photos and videos found on social media sites to help identify any suspects.
Possible charges include inciting to riot, rioting and destruction of property. UA students suspected of a crime might face further discipline before the Student Judicial Affairs board.
Police say the party started Saturday evening in the 400 block of Sumner Street and drew a crowd of nearly a thousand people by midnight. At one point, officers said, those in attendance “started kicking and throwing beer bottles and other items at a parked car on the street, before tipping the car over onto its roof.”
City and UA police were called to the scene and were struck with beer bottles and cans thrown by those in the crowd. A commander on scene then gave the order to disperse to the party’s attendees. Officers in riot gear were called in and they used teargas to disperse the crowd. No injuries were reported.
Police say they will have officers out in full force over the next several weekends to combat any misconduct or large parties.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips for this or any crime may be left at http://ci.akron.oh.us/ASP/tip.html.
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