Police step in after fight breaks out at University of Richmond party

Posted at 12:50 AM, Jan 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-01-29 14:20:41-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Police stepped in after a social event on the University of Richmond campus turned violent and disorderly early Saturday morning.

University of Richmond Police Chief David McCoy said it happened during as an event at the university's Commons, which was open to students from other area schools, was ending around 1:30 a.m.

That's when McCoy said a large fight broke out inside the building and then continued outside the Commons.

"Most of the students left the area, but there were still a few groups engaging in disorderly conduct," McCoy said in an email. "As a result, a handful of young men were charged and released on a summons for disorderly conduct."

Additionally, McCoy said one of those six individuals received medical attention for exposure.

"There were two specific uses of OC spray to stop active combatants for the safety of the officers," according to McCoy.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Richmond Police aided U of R officers in breaking up the fight.

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