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Championship celebrations at URI get out of hand; 3 arrested


KINGSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A celebration marking the Patriots sixth Super Bowl win was marked with rowdy crowds and several fires at the University of Rhode Island.

Video sent to Eyewitness News from campus shows a massive crowd of students and a large fire dumpster fire burning.

Officials said crews responded to a total of five dumpster fires.

South Kingstown police and Rhode Island State Police were called in to assist campus police.

By midnight, most of the crowds had dispersed and the fires had been put out.

URI’s police chief and director of public safety told Eyewitness News three people were arrested – one connected to a dumpster fire. It’s unclear if the three people arrested are students.

In Providence, there were also reports of disturbances near Providence College.

An Eyewitness News crews on scene reported glass all over the place in the area of Pembroke Avenue and also Eaton Street.

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