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Four men were arrested early today in disturbances at two Main Street intersections in the University District.

Antonio Taylor, 23, of Custer Street, and Quincy Sanford, 24, of Parkridge Avenue, were charged with inciting to riot and resisting arrest after a crowd gathered shortly after 5 a.m. at Main and Minnesota Avenue.

Police said Taylor whipped the crowd into a frenzy, started fights and refused police requests to disperse and refused to be handcuffed. He also was charged with obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment.

Police said Sanford fled the scene and was arrested nearby on Custer.

Two others were arrested at Main and Winspear Avenue after police said they were told by officers several times to disperse and refused, shouting obscenities at the officers and pushing past them.

Jake Schechter, 21, of South Salem, in Westchester County, and Robert E. Pawlewicz, 21, of Camillus, near Syracuse, were charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Police did not say if the two disturbances were related.

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