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Baltimore city police officers stand at the Russell Street exit after allowing fans to leave the Orioles Boston and the Boston Red Sox baseball game, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. The stadium was locked down due to a rally for Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. | Gail Burton / AP

Fans asked to stay at stadium after violent Baltimore protest

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BALTIMORE — Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were briefly asked to stay inside the stadium toward the end of the game after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent.

The protesters blocked an intersection near Oriole Park at Camden Yards for several hours and had a tense standoff with police Saturday night. The protesters were eventually cleared.

In the middle of the ninth inning, the public address announcer told fans that city officials requested no one leave because of “ongoing public safety issues.” They were later allowed to leave but advised to avoid certain areas of the city. The Orioles won 5-4 in 10 innings.

The attendance was 36,757.

Demonstrators are angry Gray, a black man, died in police custody after suffering an unexplained spinal injury.

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