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13 charged in disturbance after Penn State upset Ohio State

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 15, 2016 2:31 AM
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Penn State fans rush the field after Penn State defeated Ohio State 24-21 in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

(State College) -- Authorities have charged 13 people in connection with disturbances following Penn State's upset over Number 2 Ohio State last month.

Police in State College say charges filed in district court included felony counts of riot, misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and reckless endangering, and summary counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Eleven of those charged are Penn State students, and they will be referred to the university's Office of Student Conduct for further disciplinary action.

Authorities say 5,000 to 10,000 mostly college-aged fans gathered in downtown State College after the 24-21 victory on October 22.

Some pulled down five streetlights, damaged streetlight globes, took about 20 streets signs and stop signs, and damaged a vehicle.

Damage was estimated at $18,000 to $30,000.
 

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