Most of 35K Freakfest attendees well-behaved, police say

Arrests, citations issued for open intoxicants, disorderly conduct
Most of 35K Freakfest attendees well-behaved, police say

Though there were several arrests and citations issued, Madison police said the vast majority of people who attended Saturday night’s Freakfest were well-behaved.

Madison police said more than 35,000 people headed out to State Street for Freakfest 2014.

There were no significant problems, property damage or injuries, according to the release.

A couple of people suffered superficial cuts on their faces after “throwing stars” were reportedly thrown into the large crowd near the State Capitol stage, police said. Officers and paramedics also responded to a possible heroin overdose.

Police made several arrests and issued a number of citations for things like having open intoxicants on the street, depositing human waste and disorderly conduct.

The Madison Fire Department, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Fitchburg Police Department also assisted at Freakfest.

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