You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

2

3

▼  4th Inning 1 outs

Hundreds of students riot at UMass Amherst after Super Bowl; 14 arrested

Police in riot gear fired non-lethal weapons to disperse hundreds of students who swarmed onto a plaza on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus after the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl last night, college officials said.

Edward F. Blaguszewski, a university spokesman, said campus police arrested 14 people, including 13 students, for disorderly conduct after firing smoke bombs and pepper balls to break up the mob. He estimated that over 1,500 people had joined the commotion.

Continue reading below

“I would characterize this a disturbance, a number of fights broke out,” he said in a brief telephone interview.

He said the crowd entered a campus plaza soon after the game ended at about 10 p.m. Videos posted to YouTube soon thereafter show police, some on horseback, in riot gear cutting through the chaotic throngs. Plumes of smoke fill the air.

Blaguszewski said the students who were arrested may be suspended after they appear before the dean of students and a conduct review board.

Alexander C. Kaufman can be reached at akaufman@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @AlexCKaufman. Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com.
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.