Crowds evacuated during basketball game at URI

News
generic-iStock_police-line-crime-scene-tape-resized_18261

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) – A brief scare for crowds at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center Saturday as they were evacuated.

URI campus police confirm to Eyewitness News the Ryan Center was briefly evacuated after the building’s heating ventilation and air conditioning system malfunctioned.

South Kingstown Police dispatch said they sent fire South Kingstown fire crews to respond to the scene. Video sent in to Eyewitness News showed crowds waiting patiently outside.

The Ryan Center is hosting the Rhode Island championships high school basketball finals this weekend.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Dan Yorke State of Mind

DYSOM 7/23/2021: Ricardo Pitts-Wiley

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams
Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

Community Events & Happenings

More Community