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Police Arrest 2 in Connection With Keene Riots

Police in Keene, New Hampshire, have arrested two more students in connection with the riots near the Oct. 18 pumpkin festival

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    Police Arrest 2 in Connection With Keene Riots
    Keene Police
    Owen Gillis (Left) and Mark Keller (Right)

    Police in Keene, New Hampshire, have arrested two more students in connection with the riots near the Oct. 18 pumpkin festival.

    Owen Gillis, 18, of Biddeford, Maine, was arrested Oct. 29. He was charged with one count of disorderly conduct.

    Police say Gillis picked up and threw a CS canister deployed by police.

    He was released on a summons and will be arraigned before the 8th Curcuit Keene Court on Dec. 9.

    Also arrested was Mark Keller, 20, of Northborough, Massachusetts.

    Keller was charged with one felony count of reckless conduct. Police say he threw a beer can into a crowd, and that the can was a deadly weapon in the manner in which it was thrown.

    He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned before the 8th Curcuit Keene Court on Dec. 9.

    Eighty-four people were arrested and more than 30 people were injured when police armed with riot gear clashed with raucous crowds Oct. 18 into the early morning hours of Oct. 19.

    Gov. Maggie Hassan expressed her outrage at the incident, and some students of the college have been working to show that the actions of a few do not define Keene State.

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