Student toss bottles, light fires after Maryland win
One student wounded
From staff and wire reports
Originally published April 2, 2002, 12:24 AM EST
COLLEGE PARK - Students have set off bonfires, tossed bottles, climbed onto
business roofs and shot off fireworks in celebrating Maryland's NCAA
tournament win over Indiana.
There's one fire burning on Route One and one on Fraternity Row. Firefighters
have decided not to move in.
Thousands of students and fans are in the streets. Police hurled tear gas at
revelers at the intersection of Route 1 and Knox Road, where students have
disrupted police barricades.
One student was cut badly when hit in the head with a bottle, and another was
tackled by an ice cream shop employee when he tried to ram a police barricade
through the shop's window.
Police, meanwhile, were deployed in force, hoping to avoid a repeat of the
violence that followed Saturday's semifinal victory. Police, however, promised
to planned to "aggressively arrest" people who refused to disperse.
Copyright © 2002, The Associated Press