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Police track down three Vancouver riot suspects across US

Sep 1, 2012, 11:06 PM EDT

Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver Getty Images

According to a Toronto Star report, the Vancouver Police Department has located three individuals who they suspect took part in Vancouver’s Stanley Cup riot.

The riot followed the Boston Bruins defeat of the Vancouver Canucks on June 15, 2011. As CBC reported shortly after the event, at least 140 people were injured during the rioting.

It also leD to plenty of negative media attention. CBC named it the top news story of the year in British Columbia.

The three suspects are believed to be in Illinois, Alaska, and Washington. One of them is a Canadian citizen who is thought to be studying in the States, but the other two are Americans.

“All three are aware that there is warrant out for them right now,” said Vancouver Police Constable Brian Montague.

They have been advised that they will be arrested if they attempt to enter Canada and the possibility of extradition hasn’t been ruled out.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Sep 1, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Extradition? These guys are idiots but that’s pretty extreme and I don’t see it happening. This is a big deal to the Vancouver PD but not so much for the cops in the States. They likely won’t waste the resources extradition would require.

    • ron05342 - Sep 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM

      If any of the three were involved in someone being directly or indirectly injured, damn right they should be extradited.

      If it was only property damage, then I agree with you.

    • manchestermiracle - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:33 AM

      Like any warrant it usually just takes getting stopped for some other reason, like a traffic violation. The cops run your info, it comes back with an active warrant and, whoosh, you’re in the slammer. This might not be a big enough deal to use resources on physically tracking you down and busting down your door, but it’s just a matter of time before you make (another) lapse in judgment and get a prepaid trip to BC.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Sep 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM

        Read the story that’s linked here. The suspects were informed by their local police that they have a warrant out for them, but no arrests or extraditions were made. That leads me to believe none will be as long as these morons are south of the border.

  2. Eberwizzle - Sep 2, 2012 at 4:36 AM

    Quick…Blame the Philadelphia fans for this too.

  3. seanb20124 - Sep 2, 2012 at 7:07 AM

    Police should not have tipped them off , and just nabbed them once they reentered the Country

    • henryd3rd - Sep 2, 2012 at 10:32 AM

      Sean, did you not read the entire piece? The article stated and I quote, ““All three are aware that there is warrant out for them right now,” said Vancouver Police Constable Brian Montague.”

      These people are fugitives on the run and at some point in time they will be either deported or arrested if they ever re-enter Canada.

  4. BurkieInBoston - Sep 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM

  5. BurkieInBoston - Sep 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

  6. cosmoandmelovepens - Sep 2, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    It’s obviously phillys fault. Crazy maniacs.

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