SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Schenectady Police say they arrested several people after a celebration for Union's NCAA title became violent on Saturday night.
According to authorities, around 10:45 p.m., officers responded to 20 Union Avenue where there was a crowd of 400-500 students who blocked traffic from Union Street to Gillespie.
Some in the crowd threw unopened beer cans and glass bottles at officers, according to Schenectady Police Lt. Mark McCracken. One police car did sustain some damage.
Glenville PD, NYS Police, Niskayuna PD, Rotterdam PD, Scotia PD, and the Schenectady County Sheriff's Department were called in as mutual aid to calm the crowd of students.
Police say that five people, all Union College students, were arrested on Saturday night.
Mark Fisher, 18, has been charged with one count of felony Attempted Assault 2nd, a one count of Reckless Endangerment 2nd, one count of Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd, one count of Resisting Arrest, one count of Inciting to Riot, all misdemeanors, and one count of violation Disorderly Conduct.
John Hathaway, 21, has been charged with one count of Inciting to Riot, one count of Resisting Arrest, one count of Harassment 2nd, a violation, and one count of Disorderly Conduct.
Nicholas Hersey, 20, has been charged with one count of Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd, one count of Resisting Arrest, one count of Inciting to Riot, and one count of Disorderly Conduct.
Cameron Robertson, 19, has been charged with one count of Inciting to Riot, one count of Menacing 3rd, a misdemeanor, and one count of Disorderly Conduct.
Broderick Shea, 20, has been charged with one count Inciting to Riot, one count Resisting Arrest, and one Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd.
All five Union College students were arraigned in Schenectady City Criminal Court on Sunday morning.
Fisher was remanded without bail and turned over to the care and custody of the Schenectady County Sheriff's Department. The other four were released without bail.
The college released a statement on Sunday afternoon regarding the arrests:
"We are very proud of the way the majority of our students and fans celebrated our first national championship. Unfortunately, a handful of fans chose to behave inappropriately. As a result, they will now have to face the consequences for their actions."
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