By May 02, 2017 at 2:46 PM, updated May 03, 2017
South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll said Tuesday the crowd contained a mix of village teens and others from nearby communities, including Newark, East Orange and Irvington residents, who apparently arrived by public transportation.
The unruly crowd formed around 8 p.m. and kept officers busy until around midnight, according to police. Kroll said he requested assistance from the Essex County Sheriff's Office, Maplewood and Orange police as altercations broke out among the throngs of teens and young adults.
"We just didn't have enough officers to handle a crowd that large," the chief said. "The agreement we have with surrounding [police departments] worked out well."
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