During the event, another student working for the Department of Public Safety officers said a freshman was harassing people in line. A girl in line asked him to leave, but he refused. She notified a DPS officer that the student was causing a significant disturbance and the officer took him out of line, arresting and handcuffing him.
Stephanie Hughes, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, said that in general the event was the “most successful” of Club Lau parties, with approximately 1,800 attendees.
“We implemented several changes to the event this year that greatly helped the crowd waiting outside. In addition to the barriers to help form the line, we began the line further back from the building,” Hughes wrote in an email to Vox. She added that the line outside Club Lau began a little after 9:15 p.m.
“We are thrilled that we are able to encourage students to have fun on campus and were very pleased with the success of the party,” Hughes wrote.
DPS could not be reached for comment on the reason and circumstance of the incident.
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