Police clash with students in late night Bellingham riot

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 14 at 2:41 PM

BELLINGHAM, Wash---A block party turned into a clash between hundreds of college students and Bellingham Police late Saturday.

Bellingham Police say the riot started after 9:30 p.m. while officers were breaking up a large block party at an apartment complex near Jersey Street. Police say drunk students started throwing bottles and cans at them.

Officers say the disturbance drew students from other parties to get involved in the riot.

Police in riot gear used smoke and flash-bangs and pepper spray to disperse the large crowd.

It's still not known how much damage was done and if anyone was injured in the incident.

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