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5 People Arrested in Connection to VEISHEA Riot
AMES, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Five people are now charged in connection with the VEISHEA disturbance in Campustown on Tuesday night.
Ames and Iowa State University Police say that social media has played a big role in their investigations.
The whole thing began just before midnight when thousands gathered on the streets.
One student was hit in the head with a light pole and taken to the hospital.
Five people are charged with various crimes including trespassing, harassment of a public official, theft, and criminal mischief.
Andrew Adams, 20, of Ames, was charged with trespass.
Mark Ribbeck, 20, of Ames, was charged with harassment of a public official.
Irving, 20, of Ames, was charged with fifth-degree theft, disorderly
conduct and second-degree criminal mischief. Irving is an ISU football player.
ISU Athletics officials said Irving "has been suspended indefinitely from the Iowa State football team for a violation of the Iowa State student-athlete code of conduct policy."
Alexander Abbinante, 19, of Ames, was charged with trespass.
Clayton Steimel, 20, of Ames, was cited and released on fifth-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Police said the public has provided numerous tips in the case.