Stanley Cup Riot suspect arrested at the B.C. border
UBC student Dakota Schlag was arrested trying to cross the border on Sept. 3, 2012. (Facebook)
An American man suspected of participating in the Stanley Cup Riot in Vancouver was arrested Monday after trying to enter Canada at the Douglas/Peace Arch border crossing.
University of British Columbia student Dakota Schlag, 20, was arrested after being questioned by officials, Canada Border Services Agency spokeswoman Faith St. John said.
St. John said a database search revealed a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. Schlag was detained at the border until RCMP arrived and took him into custody Monday night.
Schlag is charged with participating in a riot and mischief for his role in the melee that erupted after the Vancouver Canucks lost game seven of the Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011.
Vancouver police said last week that Schlag and two other riot suspects in the U.S. were told by local police they were wanted in Canada.
"All three are aware that there is warrant out for them right now," said Const. Brian Montague, who added the suspects were told they will be arrested if they try to enter Canada.
One of the remaining suspects in the U.S. is an American and one is a Canadian citizen from Vancouver believed to be studying south of the border.
The Crown has laid more than 300 charges against 100 people since the riot.
But, authorities predict they will have laid more than 700 charges against upwards of 225 people by the time they are finished with the case.
With files from the Canadian Press