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Chaos in Cortland Following Cortaca Win
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Chaos in Cortland Following Cortaca Win
State and local police report more than two dozen arrests following SUNY Cortland's Victory over Ithaca College Saturday.

Cortland Police Chief Michael Catalano said about 30 people were arrested earlier this evening in connection with a massive crowd that assembled on Clayton Avenue in connection with Saturday's Cortaca festivities.

By Saturday afternoon a crowd of more than 4000 people gathered on Clayton avenue, where several homes were hosting parties. Following Cortland's 28-24 win over Ithaca the raucous crowds continued to swell and more patry-goers mobbed the street. Several attendees began throwing bottles and furniture, Cortland City Police attempted to quell the unruly crowds but were forced to retreat and request additional police agencies to help control the crowd.

County Emergency responders set up a command post the Cortland City Fire Department to coordinate the multiple agencies that responded to the unruly mob.

Several minor injuries were reported as a result of the melee. Police agencies from Broome, Madison, Tompkins, and Onondaga were called in the quell the riot like atmosphere. 

Crowds eventually disbanded, but police have continued to respond to reports of  disorderly conduct in the Clayton Avenue and Groton Avenue areas.
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