Police bringing in reinforcements for Saturday’s UD game

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl says multiple police departments will be ready for whatever comes following Saturday night’s NCAA game between the Dayton Flyers and Florida Gators.  He conducted a news conference Friday concerning the disturbance at the University of Dayton student neighborhood Thursday night..

Chief Biehl says five police officers were injured during the melee, including two Dayton officers and three university officers.  He says extra reinforcements will be brought in Saturday to control the crowds, including the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The chief says “Hundreds were orderly and respecful in their celebration. When you have the kind of behavior of a minority in the a larger crowd, you have to move the crowd.”

Police officers moved quickly Thursday to control the crowd on Kiefaber Street in particular. They were forcing the partiers to move off the street and onto the sidewalk.

2 NEWS video captured an assault and the crowd endangering our videographer as they shook our news van back and forth.

The chief says porch roof collapsed with students standing on it and some below, but no one was hurt in that incident.


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