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Police shut down two blocks for partyless students

TROY -- Police from multiple departments were called to downtown Troy Saturday after a UAlbany homecoming party had been cancelled.

Around 500 UAlbany students were shuttled in to Troy on Homecoming Weekend for a party at Atrium Bingo Hall. When they got there, and the buses left, they found out that the party had been cancelled.

Three fraternities from the university had set up a party at Kokopellis Night Club in Troy for a private event.  According to Capt. John Cooney, 160 people received tickets for the private event. Because they did not have a party to go to, the 500 students at the Atrium headed down to Kokopellis.

Troy Police shut down two blocks in the area of 4th and Ferry for crowd control and for safety of the pedestrians. They called in about 50 police officers from 11 other police departments in the area including Watervliet, Cohoes, and East Greenbush Police.

According to Capt. Cooney there no injuries, no property damage and no arrests.
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