Three SIU students arrested after fight outside of Levels


By Tyler Davis, @TDavis_DE

Carbondale police deployed pepper spray Saturday night during an altercation that involved three SIU students outside of Levels nightclub.

Lt. Paul Edwards said two males were fighting in the parking lot and a third was interfering with police about 2 a.m. All three men were arrested and released after cooperating with police. Seven squad cars and an ambulance were on scene, but no one needed medical attention.

“The fight occurred in front of an officer and the combatants did not stop upon command, so the officer deployed a small amount of pepper spray to both people and the ambulance was for decontamination,” Edwards said.


Two men were arrested for fights by agreement, a city ordinance violation, while the onlooker is facing an obstructing justice ticket, which is also a city ordinance violation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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