3 arrested following overnight celebrations in East Lansing

Posted at 5:17 PM, Mar 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-28 17:17:17-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Three individuals were arrested overnight after MSU celebrations turned dangerous, East Lansing Police say.

Police estimate a crowd of approximately 500 people were present when they responded to a gathering in the 1000 block of Water’s Edge just after 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

The crowd, celebrating MSU’s Sweet 16 win, began to throw glass bottles in the air- and a fire was started in the middle of a roadway.

Officers, equipped with protective gear, were able to enter the crowd and take three people into custody for disorderly conduct violations.  Police say the violations consisted of unlawfully remaining within 300 feet of an open fire.

After police made the arrests, the crowd was quick to disperse.  Police say they were able to gain control over the situation within 15 minutes of the crowd starting the fire.

The three individuals arrested were  a 20-year-old male from Livonia, a 19-year-old male from Plymouth, and a 19-year-old male from Marquette.

Police say no ‘chemical crowd management devices’ were used in getting the crowd under control.