For the first time in more than a generation, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series at Fenway Park and fans couldn’t have been more excited.
However, some revelers became a little too excited and decided that the joyous celebration needed some mayhem.
Officers from the Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and MBTA Transit Police arrested 12 people for various charges related to unruly behavior during the post game celebration Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
That total is better than in 2007 when 37 people were arrested following the last Red Sox World Series win.
Those arrested, according to the Suffolk district attorney's office, include: an 18-year-old Northeastern student from Florida who was charged with disorderly conduct, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a can) and assault and battery on a public employee; 22-year-old UMass Dartmouth student from Taunton who was charged with disorderly conduct; a 37-year-old man from New Hampshire who was charged with trespassing, assault, assault and battery on a public employee and resisting arrest; a 22-year-old Waban man who was charged with three counts of assault and battery on a public employee; and a 23-year-old Brighton man who was charged with disorderly conduct.
Most of the cases were dismissed or assigned community service, according to the district attorney's office.
Boston police Commissioner Ed Davis said at around the end of the game that people were throwing bottles along Ipswich Street.
A crowd being forced down Boylston Street toward the Public Garden were hitting car windows and cheering loudly. Pictures and video on social media showed an overturned car on Boylston Street.
Countless people crowded bars and restaurants in the Kenmore Square area early in the evening. Police said in the top of the fifth inning, at about 9:45 p.m., that bars had reached capacity and, as promised, they dispersed lines and asked people not inside a bar to leave the area.
“Moving folks out of the area will help keep people safe,” Boston police said on its Twitter feed during the game.
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