05/13/2013 02:26 pm ET

Wild Wicker Park Party Bust: Host Thankful, Blames Social Media, Cops Say

DNAinfo/Alisa Hauser

WICKER PARK — The host of a gathering that by his own admittance was "out of control" allegedly thanked authorities for shutting down a party early Sunday that had spilled out of his third-floor apartment and onto a rooftop.

According to police sources, at least 200 people were crammed into an 800 square-foot third-floor apartment on the 1500 block of North Damen Avenue in Wicker Park just before 2 a.m. Sunday.

Officers said a staircase provided "unencumbered access to the roof," which had no fence or wall on the north end protecting guests from "falling 40-feet to the alley below."

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