American wanted in Stanley Cup riot busted at border

A police officer maintains the crowd after Vancouver Canucks fans set a car on fire and riot in the...

A police officer maintains the crowd after Vancouver Canucks fans set a car on fire and riot in the street after watch the Canucks lose to Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff in downtown Vancouver, June 15, 2011. (CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI AGENCY)

TYLER ORTON, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:18 AM ET

An American wanted on charges from the 2011 Stanley Cup riot was arrested Monday evening following his attempt to cross the border into Canada.

Dakota Schlag, 20, was detained at the Douglas crossing for secondary questioning after a border guard discovered he had been flagged on the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) database.

“Once officers confirmed that he was in fact the subject of the warrant, he was arrested and detained until the RCMP arrived,” CBSA spokeswoman Faith St. John said.

Vancouver police Const. Brian Montague said Schlag, a University of B.C. student at the time of the June 15, 2011, riot, was subsequently released in Surrey with a promise to appear in court Sept. 25.

Two others living in the United States are still wanted on Canada-wide warrants related to riot charges.

Canadian Nigel Li, 20, is studying in Illinois, while American Jensen White, 21, is living with his family in Seattle.

Investigators have been in contact with both men and urged them to make “convenient” arrangements with police to return to Canada to face charges,” according to Montague.

“We don’t want to have the same thing (that happened) with Mr. Schlag happen with the others where they try to come back into the country and they’re detained at the border.”


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