4 more Rutgers students charged after rowdy ‘Delafest’ party

Police have charged eight students overall and issued 16 additional summonses.

Police have charged eight students overall and issued 16 additional summonses. (5/8/13)

NEW BRUNSWICK - Four more Rutgers University students face charges stemming from a rowdy street party last month where people brawled and set couches and mattresses on fire.

New Brunswick Police announced Tuesday that they have criminally charged eight students overall and issued 16 additional summonses.

The charges include aggravated assault on police, disorderly conduct, weapons offenses, riot and arson. Seven of the students are from New Jersey and one is from Virginia.

More than 500 people were at the bash on April 13 that students dubbed “Delafest.”

New Brunswick police had arrested three students while breaking up the party and Rutgers police arrested one. No injuries were reported.

Authorities have said officers were hit by bottles allegedly thrown by partygoers, and people set furniture on fire. Photos and video show police in riot gear carrying pepper spray. 

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