Arrest Made Following Disturbance at Windsor Clippers Playoff Game
Officers arrived to find large crowds of people exiting the arena, and were directed towards the area outside the dressing rooms where a game between the Windsor Clippers and the Wallaceburg Red Devils, two Junior B lacrosse teams had been taking place.
Officers attended the outer dressing room area in the arena and noted a large crowd was still gathered near a temporary barricade separating both dressing room outer areas.
Officers dispersed the crowd in what was described as a tense atmosphere. Officers were then advised that an adult male had allegedly assaulted another adult male with a lacrosse stick.
An investigation into this complaint was launched, witnesses were spoken to, and video surveillance was reviewed.
The 18 year old male victim was located and confirmed to have minor injuries.
A 30 year old adult male was identified and arrested at the arena without incident. He faces one count of assault with a weapon. He was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date of August 1st, 2017.
The Windsor Police would like to remind the public that competitive sporting matches can often get emotional and intense, but the fair play and competition should take place during the sporting event. Competitive sport often has a contact element involved with the players, but all citizens are still bound by the law when it comes to their actions.
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