Possible gang related riot breaks out in Utica, six arrested

Timothy Howard

Around 100 people were involved in a possible gang related riot in Utica and six were arrested.

Police say six people were arrested after a large riot broke out in Utica on Sunday, which they say was possibly gang related.

Utica Police officers say they responded to a fight involving about 75- 125 people at the intersection of Schuyler and Knox Streets around 5 p.m.

Police tried to break the up the fights but they were out numbered and several men were provoking others to fight. Officers said there were many fights breaking out and it was very chaotic.

More fights started up around the 800 block of McVean and Wager Streets. Police say they disarmed several people with baseball bats and arrested those who refused to leave the area.

Police arrested: Timothy Howard, 22; Anthony Howard, 24; Tyjuan Howard, 20; DeAndre Brown, 23; Tekeya Howard, 19; and a 17-year-old. All suspects are from Utica.

Police say they had to return twice to maintain peace while prisoners were being transported.

The six suspects were each charged with disorderly conduct. All suspects, except Tekeya Howard, were also charged with riot. Anthony Howard was additionally charged with harassment and obstructing governmental administration. Tyjuan Howard was additionally charged with harassment.

They were all arraigned at Utica City court.

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