Police Called When Crowd Signing up for Housing List Gets ‘Out of Control’

10 TV (Columbus), December 8, 2012

Columbus Police sprayed Mace on several people in a crowd that had gathered to sign up for a list to get subsidized housing at a northwest Columbus apartment complex.

Police said the crowd started to gather Friday night for the Saturday morning event at The Heritage apartment complex on Gatewood Road near Sunbury Road in northeast Columbus.

Authorities said that its highest number, the crowd reached 2,000 people.

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According to police, a melee broke out when the manager of the complex started to set up for the event just before 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

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