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Two arrested outside Northeastern dormitory

Northeastern University said Friday that two individuals were arrested earlier this week after a fight outside a campus dormitory.

The statement, posted on the university’s Twitter account, does not identify the residence hall, the individuals involved or what sparked the alleged assault on Wednesday morning.

But it does allude to unrest that has roiled the nation in the last week following a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va.

“The university is keenly aware of heightened tensions across the country today,” the statement said. “The obligation to ensure the safety of all people on our campus is paramount.”

Michael Armini, the university’s senior vice president for external affairs, said by e-mail Friday night he could provide no further information about the incident.


Officers arrested the individuals after they refused to cooperate, failed to provide identification, escalated the disturbance, and drew attention from other students in the residence hall, the statement said.

Three other people found at the scene provided identification and were cooperative, according to the statement.

The university reviewed surveillance video recorded from security cameras and determined “that its officers acted appropriately and in keeping with the highest standards of community policing,” the statement said.

Alyssa Meyers can be reached at alyssa.meyers@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @ameyers_.