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.
Aftermath of a dumpster fire at URI. Just saw a bunch of state police leaving. Things seem to have quieted down. @wpri12 pic.twitter.com/NOofDM1ux2— Eric Halperin- WPRI (@EricHalperinTV) February 4, 2019
From URI Police Chief & Director of Public Safety: 3 arrests, 1 because of a dumpster fire, unclear at this point what other 2 were for. Also not sure right now if those arrested are students or not. Crews responded to at least 5 dumpster fires. No one hurt. @wpri12— Eric Halperin- WPRI (@EricHalperinTV) February 4, 2019
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.