27 arrested celebrating Maryland win over Duke

  • Thu Mar 4th, 2010 11:39am
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Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Police say they arrested 27 people when a rowdy celebration got out of hand Wednesday after No. 22 Maryland beat No. 4 Duke in college basketball.

Prince George’s County police Cpl. Larry Johnson says about 1,500 people poured onto a main road near Maryland’s campus after the Terrapins won 79-72.

TV footage showed officers on horseback dispersing the crowd and police in riot gear patting down young men. Johnson says some threw snowballs and ice at police.

One officer and three of those arrested had minor injuries.

Johnson says some of those arrested were students and pending charges range from civil disturbance to destruction of property. Campus police say smaller groups there set a tree and trash cans ablaze.