DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Mobs of students clad in costumes filled the UD’s campus Saturday afternoon to celebrate Halloween.
University of Dayton Police along with units from the Dayton Police Department were called to break up a party as students gathered in the streets and melee ensued.
It happened in the area of Kiefaber and Lowes streets in the student neighborhood on campus around 3 p.m. Saturday.
Police said they made a few arrests when party-goers got out of control. Officers tell 2 NEWS they anticipated students to be celebrating Halloween on campus, but not near the amount that actually showed up for the party.
Following the incident, University of Dayton Police have upped their patrols on campus.
One student said about 2,000 people were in the area at one point. Students say they were shocked by how many people showed up and even more surprised by the arrests.
“Someone threw a beer bottle on one of the houses in the middle of the street and they got arrested, so that was the only thing that was really bad,” said UD student Jordan Kremer.
Police blocked off Kiefaber Street with their cruisers until they could maintain control. The street has since been reopened.
Officers said they will be monitoring the area and will be on patrol until 3 a.m. to make sure students are safe and celebrating responsibly.