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Crowds mostly well-behaved at Mifflin block party

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say revelers were mostly well-behaved this weekend at a heavily attended block party.

Authorities say they arrested about 200 people at the annual Mifflin Street block party. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says most of the offenses were for underage drinking or having open containers of alcohol outside.

There were roughly 160 arrests last year. That followed a particularly raucous party in 2008 that saw about 440 people arrested and 60 jailed.

There was one sexual-assault complaint Saturday. Police say they're interviewing a person of interest in that case.

The block party takes place near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. It began as a peace festival in 1969 and attracts thousands of college-age people.

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