Students jam Troy, catch cops off guard
TROY — Authorities say the sudden appearance of hundreds of New York college students on the streets of Troy caught police by surprise, but no serious problems have been reported.
Police in Troy tell The Record that busloads of students from the University of Albany arrived in Troy's downtown district around 10 p.m. Saturday for a homecoming party at the Atrium. But when they arrived, the students found out the event had been cancelled.
Many headed to a nearby nightclub where a party was being held by three Albany fraternities. Troy police say they had to call in officers from other law enforcement agencies to help them control the more than 500 students jamming the streets.
Officials say the crowd eventually dispersed over several hours without causing serious problems for police.