BU Student Taken Into Custody During Snowbrawl 2013

Photo Credit: Rishi Chakraborty BU CAS 2013


In the wake of “Blizzard Nemo” on Friday night, one Boston University student was taken into custody after a massive snowball fight at the Esplanade.  Contrary to initial reports, the student was not tasered, but will reportedly be charged with disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer, and resisting arrest.

The student, who will remain unidentified, allegedly threw a snowball at the face of an officer from the Boston University Police Department.  After the student refused to cooperate, police detained the student at the scene.

The event dubbed “Snowbrawl” attracted several thousand Boston University students. It was advertised through Facebook. More than 2,500 people rsvp’d for the event.  The Facebook event page has since been deleted.