Police Release Photos of Keene Pumpkin Fest Riot Suspects

They released more than 20 photos of people believed to have taken part in the mayhem

Police in Keene, New Hampshire, are seeking the public's help in identifying several suspects believed to have been involved in the riots at the Keene Pumpkin Festival over the weekend.

Keene Police released 24 photos of people from the riots throwing things, tearing down signs and engaged in other criminal acts. If identified, police said they will be "arrested and charged accordingly." 

The violent parties on Saturday led to the destruction of private and public property, resulting in the injuries of more than 30 people. More than 80 people have already been arrested.

Keene State College students have since turned over photos and video clips to police, and they are asking the public to contact them at 603-357-9820 if they recognize anyone in the images. Information can also be anonymously submitted to the Keene Police Department through its Anonymous Crime Tip Line.

Saturday's riots happened around Keene State College during the city's Pumpkin Festival, which is when the community tries to set a world record for the most carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. Police responded to the violence with riot gear, tear gas and pepper spray in an attempt to control the crowds.

The area was cleaned up by college students on Sunday.

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