2 arrested after police respond to large crowds at University of Dayton

DAYTON — UPDATE @4:10 a.m.

Two males were arrested following a large police presence at the University of Dayton campus Sunday night.

>>PHOTOS: Large police presence reported at University of Dayton

A large crowd of students and non-students gathered on Kiefaber Street in the south student neighborhood late Sunday night, a University of Dayton spokesperson told News Center 7.

There were reports of a few fights breaking out in the crowd around 11 p.m.

As the crowd dynamics changed, additional officers from the Dayton Police Department were called around 11:30 p.m. to help disperse the crowd, according to the spokesperson.

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Several officers gave orders to the crowd to scatter and two males were arrested.

The situation ended around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning.

No injuries were reported.

We will continue to provide updates on this developing story.


A large police presence was seen on the campus of the University of Dayton Sunday night.

>>PHOTOS: Large police presence reported at University of Dayton

UD Public Safety officers and Dayton Police were dispatched to the area of Kiefaber Street, callers told our newsroom late Sunday night.

Montgomery County Regional Dispatch told News Center 7 that they responded to reports of a large civil disturbance on campus and would not provide any other details.

Officers reportedly issued a ‘Signal 99′ around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night for a request for police assistance, according to scanner traffic.

Images from the scene show a large police presence at the intersection of Kiefaber Street and Lawnview Avenue.

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News Center 7 obtained a pair of 911 calls through a public records request. Two female callers told dispatchers they were hiding under cars after a reports of someone with a gun on Kiefaber Street.

“There’s a gun,” one of the callers told dispatchers. “I don’t know who it is. Nothing has been shot.”

The caller said she and her friend hid under a car because they got scared.

“There was like a lot of chaos going on at this street and I think this should be stopped,” the caller said. “I think police need to come and clear them. It’s too much. Even if there’s no gun, it’s just too much.”

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The second caller also told dispatchers there was a gun on Kiefaber Street.

“We are under a car,” she told dispatchers.

“We got officers out there,” the dispatcher said. “We got crowd control, heavy police presence.”

News Center 7 is working to confirm if anyone had a gun on campus Sunday night.

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News Center 7 had a news crew at the scene and also got a video showing a male in handcuffs.

We have reached out to the University of Dayton for more information.

News Center 7 will continue to provide updates on this developing story.

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