13 charged in disturbance after Penn State upset Ohio State

Penn State coach James Franklin, center, celebrates with the crowd after the team's 24-21 win over Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in State College, Pa. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP)
Penn State coach James Franklin, center, celebrates with the crowd after the team's 24-21 win over Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in State College, Pa. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania have charged 13 people in connection with disturbances following Penn State’s upset over No. 2 Ohio State last month.

Police in State College said Monday that charges filed in district court included felony counts of riot, misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and reckless endangering, and summary counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Police said 11 of those charged are Penn State students, and they will be referred to the university’s Office of Student Conduct for further disciplinary action.

Authorities say 5,000 to 10,000 mostly college-aged fans gathered in downtown State College after the 24-21 victory on Oct. 22. Some pulled down five streetlights, damaged streetlight globes, took about 20 streets signs and stop signs, and damaged a vehicle. Damage was estimated at $18,000 to $30,000.

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