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Three University of Massachusetts students arrested after allegedly breaking into campus building

AMHERST — Three University of Massachusetts students who allegedly broke into a campus building were arrested early Saturday morning.

UMass Deputy Police Chief Patrick Archbald said police were called to the area of Grinnell Arena, a building posted with keep out and no trespassing signs, by an observer who heard glass breaking.

When officers and a canine unit got to the site, located off Commonwealth Avenue near the George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building, an announcement was made and three men were located in the building.

Elias Hilton Karter, 20, of Keene, N.H., Alexander Irving Chapman, 20, of Pelham, N.Y., and Daniel Patrick Feldman, 20, of North Potomac, Md., were all arrested on charges of felony nighttime breaking and entering and vandalizing property, Archbald said.

Chapman and Feldman also face charges of trespassing, Archbald said.

It was unclear what the motivation was for the three individuals to get inside the building. Archbald said the building, which most recently was a place for storing marching band equipment, is not currently being used by the university.

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