Report: Thousands riot, 5 arrested at UNH after Sox win

Posted Oct. 31, 2013, at 8:14 a.m.

DURHAM, N.H. — Thousands of University of New Hampshire students rioted and five were arrested following the Red Sox victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, according to a report on Seacoast Online.

According to the report, about 3,000 students gathered in downtown Durham on Wednesday night where they damaged vehicles, set off fireworks and threw bottles at police officers.

Arrested on disorderly conduct charges were Michael J. McGillicuddy, 20, of Rockport, Mass.; Marisa A. Hardy, 21, of Nashua, N.H.; Evan R. Orlando, 22, of Mansfield, Mass.; Justin Pimentel, 18, of Pelham, N.H.; and Robert Lougee, 18, of Bow, N.H.

Durham Town Administrator Todd Selig told Seacoast that thousands came rushing from the campus downtown. Students jumped on top of parked vehicles and chanted, “Red Sox” and “UNH,” Selig told the paper.

Police in riot gear used pepper spray to disperse the crowd, the report said. No injuries were reported.