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Police Use Tear Gas On Crowds After Ohio State Win

Officers dispersed huge crowds with pepper spray and tear gas following the Buckeyes' win in the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship.

Last updated on January 13, 2015, at 6:48 a.m. ET

Posted on January 13, 2015, at 2:44 a.m. ET

Police officers try to disperse the crowd of Ohio State fans blocking High Street in Columbus, Ohio.
AP / Paul Vernon

Police officers try to disperse the crowd of Ohio State fans blocking High Street in Columbus, Ohio.

Police used pepper spray and tear gas after crowds started to get out of hand Monday night while celebrating Ohio State's victory in the first College Football Playoff national championship.

SWAT team is warning people to clear the street or they'll be gassed

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SWAT team is warning people to clear the street or they'll be gassed

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Loud crowds caused gridlock traffic after revelers took over High Street to celebrate the Buckeyes' win.

Ohio State fans block High Street in Columbus, Ohio as they celebrate the Buckeye's win.
AP Paul Vernon

Ohio State fans block High Street in Columbus, Ohio as they celebrate the Buckeye's win.

Ohio State fans block High Street in Columbus, Ohio as they celebrate.
AP Paul Vernon

Ohio State fans block High Street in Columbus, Ohio as they celebrate.

Police attempted to move the crowd, but when they failed to leave, officers began using pepper spray and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

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Thousands of celebrating fans converged on the football stadium, the Associated Press reported.

Students reportedly tried to climb the walls of the stadium and attempted to destroy the goal posts.

Mirror Lake frozen... Students actually just climbed the gates at The Shoe. Told goal posts are already down.

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Mirror Lake frozen... Students actually just climbed the gates at The Shoe. Told goal posts are already down.

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A police spokesman also said 30 to 40 fires were started in trash cans and dumpsters. There were no reports of arrests or injuries during the celebrations.

Dumpster on fire earlier in an alley between Lane and Norwich/Tuller and Waldeck (Alex Dummer / Oller reporter)

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Dumpster on fire earlier in an alley between Lane and Norwich/Tuller and Waldeck (Alex Dummer / Oller reporter)

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