Madison police arrest or cite 20 people downtown during Halloween celebrations

Madison police

MADISON, Wis. — The City of Madison may have canceled Freakfest this year, but that didn’t stop people from gathering downtown Saturday to celebrate Halloween weekend.

Madison police said thousands of costumed people filled out the streets, and issues were kept to a minimum.

Police said they arrested or cited 20 people Saturday evening and into early Sunday in the area where Freakfest was usually held. The cases ranged from unruly people to fights to significant disturbances.

Police said there were other cases that require further investigation, and more arrests could be made.