Tucson police said Saturday night that they shot pepper spray at several hundred fans who took to the streets and threw beer bottles and firecrackers at officers after the University of Arizona basketball team’s overtime loss in the NCAA tournament.
There were no immediate reports of injuries to fans or officers, but nine to 10 people were arrested for offenses such as disorderly conduct and unruly gathering, Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan said. He said those advancing on officers were arrested.
The street has been cleared and secured and there are only stragglers remaining on side streets.