Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – Boston police thanked thousands of Red Sox fans for celebrating responsibly the team’s first World Series victory at Fenway Park since 1918.
Authorities announced that they made just nine arrests for unruly behavior. Those arrested will be arraigned today in Roxbury District Court.
Included among those arrested were an 18-year-old Northeastern University student, a 22-year-old Dartmouth student, a 35-year-old from Concord, New Hampshire, three 22-year-olds from Everett, Marion and Waban, a 20-year-old Northeastern student, and a 37-year-old.
Transit Police also recorded one arrest. William Goodhue, 23 of Allston was charged with trespassing when he ran into the Green Line tunnel at the Blandford Street Station, and fled cops on foot through the tunnel all the way to Kenmore Station, cops said.
Service had to be stopped during the incident, causing a delay at a vital time of the World Series break. He is also expected to be arraigned sometime today in Roxbury District Court.
Officials at the University of Massachusetts’ flagship campus in Amherst said 15 people, including 14 students, were busted during a celebration attended by 3,000 people.
No one was reported injured, but the school said “one inflatable amusement was damaged.”
Two individuals were charged with assault and battery on a police officer, according to the school. The majority of the other arrests were for failing to disperse.
According to a school spokesman, the crowd was calm until the end of the game.
“Campus police, with help from the Amherst Police Department and state police, were able to send everyone on their way in less than an hour,” the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the champs’ victory parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Boston Duck Tours, which has been Titletown’s go-to flotilla since 2002 for the Sox (twice), New England Patriots (three Super Bowl championships) and the Bruins and Celtics, already put the word out on social media regarding Saturday’s celebration.