Penn State's win sends fans into streets where they damage signs, start fires

Penn State took down then-No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday, the Nittany Lions' biggest win since the Joe Paterno era.

Fans were understandably happy, and they converged first on the field and then in the streets of State College, where they created a disturbance and clashed with police. Among the incidents: signs torn down, fires started in the streets.

According to the Daily Collegian, there were multiple arrests.

 

 

 

 

Here is the report from the State College Police Department:

On 10-22-16 at 11:46 PM following the Penn State victory over Ohio State, State College Police responded to a large celebratory crowd in the 200 block of East Beaver Ave. where a crowd of approximately 5,000 to 10,000 gathered. 

The crowd, which consisted mostly of college age men and women, damaged several street lights and street signs and started small fires in the street.

During the disturbance one vehicle was damaged and one person was injured when he was struck in the head with a bottle. The injured subject was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment.

It took police approximately two hours to clear the streets and several arrests are pending.

State College Police were assisted by the Pennsylvania State Police and several local police agencies.  No officers were injured during the incident.

We are encouraging anyone who took pictures or video of crimes being committed by participants during the gathering to submit the pictures or video to State College Police.

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