ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany Police arrested six individuals during an event on Washington Avenue Extension on Saturday.
On August 31, at about 11:40 p.m., officers responded to The Polish Community Center, located at 225 Washington Avenue Extension, for a report of disorderly crowd. When they arrived, approximately 700 people were observed standing in line to attend an event reported to be hosted by Groove Phi Groove, a social fellowship associated with the University at Albany.
Officers arrived to find a group attempting to shove past the venue's security personnel in an attempt to gain access to the building. During the course of the incident, a large window in the rear of the building was also damaged.
Officers from the City of Albany Police Department and the University at Albany Police Department intervened and were able to disperse the group. Several taxi cabs and a bus were summoned to the scene in order to transport members of the group from the venue.
Once the outside group was cleared, security staff advised officers that approximately 500 people were still inside the building and that they were beginning to fight. Security personnel shut down the event and ordered people to leave the building. As the large group was exiting the building, several fights broke out in the parking lot. Police officers intervened to disperse the groups and break up the fights.
Six individuals were arrested during the incident:
No injuries were reported during the incident, and all six were arraigned Sunday morning in the Albany City Criminal Court.
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