Stanley Cup riot suspect arrested in Ontario
Stanley Cup rioters are seen next to a burning car on June 16, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe)
Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:35PM PST
One of the outstanding suspects wanted in connection with last year’s Stanley Cup riot has been arrested in southern Ontario.
Twenty-seven-year-old Derrick King was apprehended Monday in Orillia, a city located roughly 130 kilometres north of Toronto.
Ontario authorities said they received a tip from the Vancouver Police Department that King may be staying at a home in the city, and picked up the suspect on an outstanding warrant.
Police have not detailed King’s alleged role in the Stanley Cup riot, but say he faces several criminal charges.
He will be held in custody until being transported back to British Columbia.
A total of 161 people have been charged in connection with the mayhem of June 16, 2011, which saw cars set on fire and stores looted in downtown Vancouver.