Fort Collins Police Use Tear Gas, Pepper Spray to Break Up Party Near Colorado State University

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Fort Collins police were forced to use tear gas and pepper spray to get a large crowd that had assembled for a party to disperse.

A large and noisy street party was taking place near Colorado State University late Saturday night. The gathering reportedly drew around 300 revelers by 8:30 p.m., which was the first time police showed up.

Complaints were phoned into the police department due to the noise and sheer volume of the party. When officers responded and urged people to leave again around 11 p.m., the size of the party swelled to about 800. The crowd became unruly this time when asked to leave and began throwing bottles at police as well as climbing on cars, street light poles and trees.

As the crowd continued to grow increasingly volatile, the police fired tear gas and then pepper spray into the crowd.

Three partygoers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries, but no officers were hurt.

A total of 15 police officers and a SWAT vehicle had to be utilized to break up the party.

The party-goers were mainly college aged students. The party reportedly gathered steam and attendees via advertisements via various social media services.

Sources: ABCNews, DailyMail