College Party Dissolves into Street Brawl in Santa Barbara

Apr 6, 2014 1:50 PM

A college party grew out of hand in Santa Barbara last night … ending with 100 arrests, and 44 people injured … after it turned into a street brawl.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says the violence started at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday during the spring break party known as “Deltopia.”

A University of California, Santa Barbara police officer was hit in the head with a backpack filled with bottles of alcohol. Authorities say some members of the crowd of about 15 thousand then started throwing rocks, bricks and bottles at officers, lighting fires and patrol cars.

Sheriff's deputies said at least five more officers were injured, and reported using tear gas. The situation had stabilized by early this morning.###


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