40-Plus Hurt, 130 Arrested After College Party

A spring break party near UC Santa Barbara erupted in violence and chaos.
3:00 | 04/07/14

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Good morning, we begin with a spring break party that erupted into a chaos. Police had to fire tear gas as violence break out near U.C. California. More than 130 were arrested. Reena ninan shows us what happened. Reporter: This dramatic video in Santa barb shows partygoers versus the police. More than 15,000 people attending deltopia, the spring break block party near the university of California Santa Barbara. Turned into an all-out emergency. Certainly a very toll Ville, dangerous situation. Reporter: Police say it erupted Saturday when they were making an arrest on an assault. The suspect hitting the police officer in the face with a backpack full of large bottles of alcohol. With the officer down, the call for help went out. A number of units, individuals responded to the scene and, unfortunately, that attracted a large crowd. Reporter: Things spiraling out of control. The growing crowd causing more law enforcement to respond. Sort of erupted into a full-scale civil disturbance. Reporter: You can see mattresses burning, street signs demolished. Cars damaged. Police using all means necessary to restore order. Pepper bomb munition, rubber bull lets and tear gas. This is getting bad. Reporter: Making this American neighborhood look more like a war zone. For "Good morning America," Reena ninan, ABC news, New York.

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