Newark PD trying to ID some involved in Monday riot

 (Newark Police photo)

(Newark Police photo)

Newark Police are trying to identify two young men seen climbing on cars during Monday night’s wild incident that saw more than one thousand party-goers stream through downtown Newark.

Police have released these images captured from video of the riot and posted on YouTube Tuesday morning.  In the video, the two young men can be seen climbing on top of a Ford Mustang along Main Street.  As the driver of the car pulled away, the two men were awkwardly thrown to the street.

Police arrested two University of Delaware students who were hosting a party at their home on S. College Ave.  Hundreds of party-goers eventually spilled out into the street and made their way down Main Street, banging on cars and disrupting traffic.

University leaders issued a strongly worded warning to students about the school’s expectations for student behavior in the community, calling the incident “an embarrassing, dangerous and costly episode.”

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As for the two men seen in the video, Newark Police are asking for the public’s help to identify them.  “The quicker these suspects are identified and arrested sends an even stronger message that the citizens of Newark will not tolerate such behavior,” Newark PD write in a Facebook post.  Also in that post, they urged the men to turn themselves in.  “If you are in this picture, you can save yourself the mental anxiety of waiting to be arrested,” police wrote. 

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