- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say a Halloween party of 3,000 people in Greenville got so out of hand they had to use pepper spray and tear gas to break up the crowd.

Authorities told local media that officers were called to a townhome complex early Saturday morning after reports of the crowd shattering car windows, fighting and dancing on an East Carolina University bus.

Police say the crowd through bottles at officers trying to help an injured man. Several people were taken into custody, and Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden says possible charges once the investigation is completed include inciting a riot, failure to disperse, assault on a government official and damage to property.

Aden says he was highly disappointed at how the crowd behaved after police arrived.


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