DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Eight people were arrested after the University of Dayton campus erupted in celebration after a Flyers win over Providence in Columbus.
Dayton Police responded in riot gear to a large crowd of revelers on Kiefaber Street shortly after the game ended. Officers used loud speakers and bull horns, repeatedly ordering fans to get out of the street.
According to a Dayton Police report, the University of Dayton purchased a LRAD speaker system for $10,000 just for this specific occasion because of riots in 2014 during UD’s NCAA tournament run.
According to University of Dayton officials, UD Police and Dayton Police determined that the celebrators were not responding to police commands and were blocking the street.
Several officers were hit by objects launched in the air. According to police, fans threw beer cans and bottles at some of the officers on scene. At least one officer was injured after being hit in the head with a full can of beer.
Police ordered the crowd to disperse and officers moved in to clear the street.
According to University of Dayton officials, the crowd was dispersed in about half an hour and eight people were arrested on charges that included disorderly conduct and failure to disperse.
UD officials have advised a strong police presence will be in the student neighborhood Sunday when UD takes on Oklahoma. They said if a similar crowd gathers, fans will be ordered to disperse.