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Posted on: March 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Saturday Event Updates

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The Town of Amherst, the Amherst Police Department and their regional law enforcement partners are reporting that the community is safe. Authorities report the number of gatherings and activity increased somewhat in the afternoon.

At UMass Amherst, 2,404 students attended the concert in the Mullins Center, where Future, the third act of Mullins Live, went on at 12:47 p.m. The concert concluded at 1:45 p.m. and the audience left the venue within about a half hour without incident.

For the day, Amherst Police report one arrest, for a liquor violation on Sunset Avenue. Police said they responded to three disturbances and two large gatherings through mid-afternoon.

Amherst Fire Department reports they have had three ambulance calls – one on campus and two off-campus. Two patients were later transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital for alcohol-related issues. UMass EMS responded to four medical calls at the Mullins Center, two involving minor injuries and two alcohol-related. There were no ambulance transports from Mullins Center.

The objectives of the Town of Amherst, its police department and regional partners remain to ensure the safety of the community, safety of first responders and protection of private property. The Amherst Police Department is continuing to monitor events through the afternoon. Police report that foot traffic is heavy downtown, and shops and restaurants are open for business.

The next media update will be about 5 p.m.

March 2 Media Update 3 p.m. from Town of Amherst, UMass

UMass Contact: Ed Blaguszewski 413/695-4522 Town Contact: Brianna Sunryd


The Amherst Police Department, with its regional law enforcement partners, reports that the community is safe. Downtown businesses are open.

Police officers and apartment complex security are on duty in neighborhoods in North Amherst and East Amherst. Police are interacting proactively with students and town residents. The Town of Amherst, its police department and regional partners are committed to ensuring the safety of the community, safety of first responders and protection of private property.

Amherst Police report there are no arrests or calls related to activities as of 11 a.m. Both vehicular and foot traffic around town is heavy, but flowing.

Forty-three student parties were registered through the Party Smart program, a joint initiative of the police department and the university.

About 700 orderly but enthusiastic students were gathered this morning at 10 o’clock to enter the Mullins Center, which sold about 3,500 tickets. Doors opened shortly after 10 a.m. and the Mullins Live! concert got underway with a DJ, followed by the first artist, Gunna, taking the stage at 11:06 a.m. There was one minor medical call for UMass EMS at the Mullins Center for a patron who tripped and fell. No ambulance transport occurred.

March 2, 2019 Media Update 11:00 AM

UMass Contact: Ed Blaguszewski 413/695-4522 Town Contact: Brianna Sunryd

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