UMD Police use pepper spray to break up student party

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COLLEGE PARK, MD – University of Maryland Police responded to a reports of a loud party early Saturday morning at the Courtyards on-campus apartment complex. According to police, pepper spray was used in the incident and two arrests were made.

Police are now investigating why pepper spray was used to break up the party at the on-campus apartment complex at Boteler Lane in College Park, MD. The officers involved were wearing body cameras during incident, and, according to the University of Maryland Police’s twitter account, that footage is now being reviewed. They are also looking into footage from cameras that were in vicinity of the apartments.

Two videos were uploaded from the party by twitter users @_zensei and @CEORaph that show what happened at the party.

The President’s office has promised to look into the situation. According to his Twitter account, President Wallace D. Loh has met with the UMPD Chief of Police and reviewed the footage himself. This comes after promising “swift and transparent review and assessment” of the incident at Courtyards.