11 charged over widespread damage after Penn St.'s upset win

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Police say they have identified at least 11 people who may face charges in widespread damage following Penn State's upset victory over No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night.

Ten are current or former Penn State students. State College Police Chief John Gardner says he expects more people will be identified.

Fans pulled down five streetlights, damaged streetlight globes and took about 20 streets signs and stop signs. Several small fires were also set, and at least one vehicle was damaged.

Police say 5,000 to 10,000 mostly college-aged fans gathered in downtown State College after the 24-21 victory.

Gardner says the damage estimate increased from $18,000 to about $30,000.

One fan has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for the damage.


This story has been corrected to say at least 11 people identified and may face charges rather than 11 people have been charged.