Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police have arrested multiple individuals in connection to a large gathering in Waterloo.
On October 1, 2021, at approximately 11:35 p.m., the Waterloo Regional Police Service and City of Waterloo Municipal Enforcement Services were notified of a large gathering in the area of Fir Street and Spruce Street.
Upon arrival, police observed approximately 500 people were gathered in the streets for an unsanctioned party, which began at a nearby residence. While the majority of the crowd was cooperative and began to disperse when emergency services arrived, there were some disturbances in the crowd, including a physical fight. There were also reports of property damage nearby and a large amount of garbage and debris left on the streets.
The Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services and Waterloo Fire Rescue Service also attended to assist with care for several injured parties, including one individual who was transported to hospital after suffering a stab wound to their hand.
Police made arrests after a physical fight occurred between multiple individuals. An additional arrest occurred in the area for dangerous driving offences.
The investigation is ongoing.