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Police seek Mass. students who threw bottles at officers

Saturday’s party led to large groups of people urinating in neighborhood backyards, arrests for fighting and one group of students jumping the fence at an MBTA station.
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Bridgewater police have asked for the public to help them identify students who threw beer bottles at officers during a rowdy weekend party.

On Saturday, about 50 people were arrested at a student party near Bridgewater State University, CBS Boston reported. As police made arrests, they were reportedly hit by bottles and cans thrown by students in attendance.

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The party was not officially part of the university’s schedule of Springfest activities, held annually to welcome the warmer April weather, according to the Enterprise.

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“Even if the university said, ‘No more Springfest,’ there would still be some warm weekend day with big parties,” Bridgewater State University Police Chief David Tillinghast was quoted by the Enterprise. “The students choose to do this on their own. Are we aware that it’s happening? Sure — and we get ready for it.”

Saturday’s party led to large groups of people urinating in neighborhood backyards, arrests for fighting and one group of students jumping the fence at an MBTA station to run from police, the Enterprise added.

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Police were asking for any pictures or videos that could help them identify people interfering with officers, according to CBS Boston.

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