Several fights over four hours on the streets of Towson

Video shot by a witness shows police getting a suspect to the ground after hours of trying to control an unruly crowd.  Dogs are brought in and pepper spray is used.

Leah Fader was working at Subway on York Rd. overnight. 

"It got ridiculously busy and a cop came in and ended up kicking everyone out and saying we had to shut down," said Fader.   

Fader watched the people from inside.  Police estimate over 2,000 people on York Rd. and the side streets from about 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

"They were staggering around and limping around up and down the street and starring and making ridiculous noises to the cops," said Fader.    

It was Towson University's homecoming, but Baltimore County police say people from off campus caused the chaos that started at the Recher Theatre. 

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"Numerous people were invited to this party, including some fraternities.  And one specific fraternity had invited numerous subjects to this party who were not from the area nor were they from the school," said Lt. Rob McCullough, Baltimore County police spokesman. 

Management at the Recher would not talk to us.  Joshua Swain works a few doors down.

"Probably like 1:20 a.m. or something, there was a fight that broke out right here in front of the Green Turtle.  Somebody fell to the ground.  Everybody was stomping him," said Lt. McCullough. 

One person was shot in the hand near Towson circle.  He was taken to Sinai Hospital for surgery.  Six people were arrested.

Maryland State Police helped out Baltimore County.  But by the end of the night, Leah Fader still didn't feel comfortable on the streets.  She recently moved from the city to Towson, hoping to avoid violence.

"My boss was here.  He kept the doors locked, and he actually escorted me back to my car," said Fader.   

Those six suspects have also been charged.  Three are charged with second degree assault , two with disorderly conduct, and one with drug possession.


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