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Police identify four so far in unruly Penn State victory mob

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 6, 2016 8:23 AM
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Penn State's Jordan Smith kisses the trophy after Penn State defeated Wisconsin 38-31 to win the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

(State College) -- State College police say they've identified four people who will eventually face charges as officers investigate property damage and possible rioting following Penn State's Big 10 Championship win Saturday night.

Police say the four identified through surveillance video so far include three students and a 39-year-old man.

Police used pepper spray and mounted officers in riot gear to disburse what they called an "unlawful disturbance" following the win over Wisconsin.

Police say some fans climbed on street signs, others removing a street light and even one report that a fan sprayed a police horse with a beer.

Police say the gathering after Saturday's win was larger than a group of up to 10,000 that did about $30,000 in property damage after October's upset of Ohio State. Thirteen people were charged after that incident.

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