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USM quarterback, 1 other student arrested after campus fight

Anthony Alford Anthony Alford
HATTIESBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Two students have been arrested in connection with a fight University of Southern Mississippi campus earlier today.

University Police say Anthony Alford has been charged with aggravated assault and Korey Hathorn has been charged with felony possession of a weapon on campus by a student.

Alford is a quarterback for the USM football team.

The incident occurred near the campus' Walker Science Building at approximately 11 a.m. University Police responded to a call of an altercation involving approximately four individuals, including two nonstudents.

While responding to the incident, a University police officer observed Hathorn near the scene in possession of a handgun. Hathorn, who is believed to be a part of the fight, was taken into custody without incident and his weapon recovered.

After further investigation, officers also arrested Alford, who is also believed to be involved in the fight. Both students have received interim suspensions from the University until such time as they can participate in the student judicial process.

University Police report that the investigation continues and that additional arrests are expected.

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