15 arrested in clash with Tucson police after Wildcats' loss

2014-03-30T10:57:00Z 2014-03-30T20:38:05Z 15 arrested in clash with Tucson police after Wildcats' lossVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Fifteen people were arrested Saturday night in a confrontation with Tucson police following Saturday night's basketball game between the Arizona Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers. 

Fourteen of those arrested were cited and released, one person was booked into the Pima County jail, Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman said in a news release. 

The charges include unlawful assembly, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. 

The names of those arrested will be given to the University of Arizona Dean of Students to check if any are UA students, the release aid. 

Three of the arrestees had minor injuries. 

After the Wildcats' loss to Wisconsin, hundreds of people left area bars and restaurants and congregated on University Boulevard and appeared to remain calm, and as the crowd grew, police asked people to move out of the streets, the release said.

Police declared the gathering an unlawful assembly and gave the crowd orders to disperse immediately several times in English and Spanish, the release said.

People began throwing beer bottles, cans and firecrackers at police and officers launched around 200 Pepper Ball rounds to break up the crowd.

Officers also used two Arwen Rounds, four foam baton rounds, and nine OC Vapor Aerosol Canisters to control the crowd. 

No officers were injured. 

The only damage was a knocked over street sign. 

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