Officers use tear gas to break up wild party near WVU
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A raucous crowd of partiers near West Virginia University pelted officers with beer bottles during a wild stand-off that ended when police used tear gas against the crowd, officials said Friday.
The Morgantown Police Department said 10 people were charged after officers tried to break up a party on Thursday that completely shut down Beverly Avenue and people began throwing bottles, cans and other debris at them.
The officers took cover and used a loudspeaker to tell the party to disperse but the crowd grew in size and continued to hurl items at the officers, according to a news release from the police department.
Police then threw smoke grenades and tear gas at the crowd, ending the stand-off.
Authorities said they will review body camera video and other surveillance footage of the incident.