Pepper Spray Used To Quell Va Campus Brawl

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File photo of a police officer using pepper spray. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

File photo of a police officer using pepper spray. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

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RICHMOND, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Police say a large fight broke out at the University of Richmond and that pepper spray had to be used to stop the disturbance.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/wdCKo1 ) reports that the fight occurred early Saturday morning following an event open to area college students.

University of Richmond Police Chief David McCoy tells the newspaper that no injuries were reported. McCoy says a handful of men were charged and released on a summons for disorderly conduct.

He says one of the men who was charged was treated for exposure to pepper spray.

The use of pepper spray on college students participating in the Occupy movement at the University of California – Davis drew extreme national criticism after video and photos of the incident went viral.

University spokeswoman Linda Evans said the event was at the Student Commons but none of those of arrested were University of Richmond students.

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