Quinnipiac student rescued after falling into well - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Quinnipiac student rescued after falling into well


A Quinnipiac University student was not seriously injured after he fell into a well shaft in Hamden late Thursday night and had to be quickly rescued by firefighters, police said.

Officers were called to a home in the 3000 block of Whitney Avenue around 11 p.m. for "excessive noise, parking complaints and traffic safety concerns."

About 150 people were found on the front and back yards, and 350 more people were found inside the home. Police said several of the people at the residence were "intoxicated."

The music was also determined to be "excessively loud," police said.

The crowd was told to disperse and Quinnipiac University was informed that several students would need to be brought back to campus.

Officers were alerted about a 21-year-old student, who had fallen down a 15-foot abandoned well in the backyard of the residence.

Within about 30 minutes, the unidentified students were rescued, according to police. The student was not seriously injured and left on his own, police said.

Police said there was nothing conclusive on his alcohol levels and believe it was truly an accident. 

The five tenants of the home on Whitney Avenue were arrested:

  • Antonio Blanco, 21, of  Congers, NY
  • Scott Schubet, 21, of Hamden
  • Zachary Palmer, 21, of  Hamden
  • Ryan Spagnuolo, 21, of Hamden
  • Brian Macduff, 21, of Hamden

All five were charged with breach of peace and released on a promise to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 6. 

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