Man arrested after 30-person fight

19 year-old Dante Pickens was arrested on charges of resisting/obstructing a police officer around 11 p.m. Saturday. University police officers were called to break up a 30-person fight with weapons outside of the Independent Media Center at 202 S. Broadway Avenue in Urbana.

When police arrived on the scene, the fight dispersed, and a victim was passed out, and Pickens was crouching near him. Pickens fled on foot after the police attempted to question him. The police caught Pickens and arrested him in a parking lot near the Rose Bowl at 106 N Race Street. The status of the victim is not known. The fight is not believed to be associated with the Independent Media Center.