AMHERST, Mass. (WTXF) - The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced Monday morning that six people were arrested and approximately a dozen others were injured during riots after the Patriots lost to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
In a statement, the school said around 2,000 people gathered on the Southwest residential plaza after the game ended at 10:17 p.m., resulting in a number of fights breaking out and individuals throwing objects and setting off smoke bombs and firecrackers.
Amherst Fire Department reported that ambulances transported 12 individuals and treated people for head injuries, lacerations and alcohol intoxication, the statement said.
According to local media reports, some of those involved had thrown objects ranging from beer cans, to glass bottles, and even TVs and laptops.
Police in riot gear ordered crowds to disperse, and the school says police eventually used PepperBall to clear the disturbance by 11:30 p.m.