Police now say 27 arrests made during overnight celebrations

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WHAS11.com

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 9 at 12:28 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WHAS11) -- Twenty-seven people were arrested overnight in connection with celebrations across the city after the University of Louisville men's basketball team beat Michigan to be crowned the 2013 NCAA championship title.

Crowds flooded the streets all over Louisville from the UofL campus to the West End to Bardstown Road Monday night.  

Louisville Metro Police said they went on nearly 300 runs during the celebrations resulting in 27 arrests ranging from alcohol intoxication to menacing to wanton endangerment.

A University of Louisville spokesperson told WHAS11 six of those arrests were made on Cardinal Boulevard, which is where most of the students went to celebrate in the moments after Louisville 82-76 victory over the University of Michigan.

Police said several officers did suffer minor injuries when they were struck in the head with thrown bottles.

The view from SKY11 showed a peaceful crowd that gathered into the early morning hours on Cardinal Boulevard on campus. Police said around 1:45 a.m. officers used pepper balls shot at the crowd's feet  to disperse people from campus, Broadway Street and the Highlands Neighborhood. SKY11 was overhead and caught crowds of people running from Cardinal Boulevard. Earlier in the night it was reported that two people suffered minor injuries.

Click here to see the raw video from SKY11.

Cardinal Boulevard was closed during the celebrations - it was hosed down and reopened Tuesday morning around 5 a.m. Police said they are now assessing plans as the UofL women's basketball team prepares for the NCAA championship game against the UCONN Huskies. The women tip off at 8:30 p.m.

 

 

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