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Boston hotel that hosted Tufts bash cited

February 21, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston hotel that hosted a party for Tufts University students at which 15 to 20 required medical attention for excessive alcohol consumption and some urinated in the lobby has been cited by police.

Police on Wednesday cited the Westin Copley Place hotel for several violations, including allowing underage drinking and allowing outside liquor to be brought to the premises.

Police say when they responded to the hotel shortly after midnight Feb. 2 they observed several apparently drunken students leaving the ballroom where the annual Winter Bash was being held. Police say when they asked hotel security to shut down the party, security allegedly refused.

The hotel told The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/YbYHxk ) in a statement that problems at the party were “effectively addressed.”

Tufts said about 3,000 students attended.


Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe

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