14 charged for destructive PSU celebration

November 7, 2008 8:09:32 AM PST
Police have filed charges against 14 people in connection with an out-of-control street celebration after the Penn State football team's dramatic win over Ohio State two weeks ago.

Four people face one count of felony riot and other misdemeanor charges following the Oct. 25 confrontation with police.

Eight others face lesser charges including misdemeanors. Two people received summary citations for criminal mischief.

Authorities estimated about $7,000 in property damage including two uprooted light poles, torn street signs and damaged cars. About 4,000 people celebrated in a two-block area downtown.

There were no serious injuries.

State College police say they are still looking to identify others who could be charged.


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