WSMH FOX 66 on Facebook WSMH FOX 66 Twitter WSMH FOX 66 RSS Feed WSMH FOX 66 Mailing List
 

FOX 66 News at Ten

WSMH FOX 66 :: News - News at Ten - Tear gas used near WMU campus after day of partying
Tear gas used near WMU campus after day of partying

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Trouble and chaos on the streets of Kalamazoo near Western Michigan University's campus.

Police
say large crowds became hostile after a day of partying. Students say,
what came next, shocked nearly everyone in the streets.

Student
Anna Ruyhl."An ice cream truck came, they were there for about an hour.
People started jumping on the truck, the truck tried to move, some kid
fell off. From there, people started jumping on the truck, bouncing it,
throwing bottles at it, and I think this is what really sparked the cops
coming."

Students describe the chaos near Lafayette Ave. in Kalamazoo, a neighborhood where Western Michigan students live, near campus.

We're told hundreds of students had been
taking part in a house crawl, going from party to party, starting at
noon Saturday.

"We were walking down Greenwood and a whole SWAT
team rolls up, cuts through the backyard, starts tossing tear gas  and
macing everyone who was nearby."

"They just stared bombing the place really. The wind was so heavy it really went five blocks deep," Ruyhl says.

Late
Saturday night, officers told Newschannel 3 they responded to the area
for large crowds, excessive noise and open alcohol, but the nearly-2,000
people became hostile. They say they made several announcements to
clear, but that didn't happen. Officers say they were forced to use tear
gas to break up the crowds.

"People were throwing bottles at
innocent cars passing by. It was getting really ridiculous at one point.
And then, that's when the cops intervened and they literally went nuts
with the tear gas. There wasn't no fair warning at all," student David
Chaben says.


Officers also say some students set furniture on fire. So far, there are no reports of injuries.

Source: WWMT
Tear gas used near WMU campus after day of partying

Monday, April 14 2014, 02:08 PM EDT

National News Headlines

Ohio State University plans to name task force to study reforms after band director's firing
Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.

Lengthy Arizona execution rekindles debate over appropriate death penalty methods
A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for government to humanely kill condemned criminals.

Widow says man who died in NYC police custody was quiet but is 'making a lot of noise now'
The widow of a man who died in New York City police custody after apparently being placed in a chokehold says he wasn't violent.

Investigators have 'number' of unanswered questions in disappearance, return of New Hampshire teen
Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with "Found." Her mother says she and her family are "the happiest people on earth."

New Hampshire teen's sudden return after 9 months missing leaves more questions than answers
Since her return last week to her New Hampshire home, 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez has been removed from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website, and missing-person posters around her hometown have now been scrawled with "Found." But investigators are left with questions about how and why she vanished nine months ago after leaving her high school and who may have helped conceal her.

Autopsy shows burglary suspect shot by 80-year-old homeowner wasn't pregnant despite plea
An autopsy found that a burglary suspect who was killed by an 80-year-old California suspect was not pregnant, despite claiming to be before the fatal shots were fired. 

Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky, son says
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.

US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff to Tunisia as security deteriorates in Tripoli
The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

Ohio State band controversy puts university in spotlight again
Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band director accused of ignoring a "sexualized" culture of rituals among band members.

Pennsylvania hospital shooting: Suspect has long history of violence
A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker — and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back — has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix