Brawl erupts at Modern Love, three arrested

Three party-goers were arrested early Sunday morning after a fight broke out between New Haven residents and members of Yale’s heavyweight crew team at a Modern Love dance party.

Modern Love, which had its first party of the year Saturday night, was held at the heavyweight crew house at 366 Elm St. The New Haven Police Department first shut down the party around 1 a.m. Sunday, ordering the music turned off and attendees out of the house.

Despite police efforts, festivities resumed 30 minutes later but came to a quick halt when the fight broke out between several New Haven residents and the rowers, said Harry Simperingham ’13, a member of the heavyweight team.

Semperingham said he and a teammate were escorting two local men out from the party when “all hell broke loose.” He added that New Haven police were quick to arrive at the scene and that several of the New Haven residents were maced by the police.

Sgt. Chris Rubino, shift commander who responded to the call, said the incident resulted in three arrests.

“It was just a regular fight,” he said. “[People being] too drunk and too stupid.”

Rubino added he was unsure whether any of the partiers arrested are affiliated with the University.

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