Toronto police say one of the seven men wanted for mischief after the Toronto Raptors won Game 6 on Saturday has turned himself into police.
Despite an earlier statement from police that no one was charged after the Raptors won, investigators said Wednesday that seven men were wanted for public mischief and one was wanted for threatening to kill an officer.
On Thursday, police said 19-year-old Yoel Martinez-Hernandez, turned himself into police and was charged with mischief. He will appear in a Toronto court July 10.
Police alleged the men jumped on top of a cruiser near Yonge and Dundas streets at around 11:20 p.m. while an officer was still inside, moments after the Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in a stunning come-from-behind win to clinch the Eastern Conference finals.
Investigators said one of the suspects threatened to kill the officer.
“They jumped on the car and they were asked to get down. And when the officer approached one of them, the crowd encroached on him and he felt unsafe,” Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook told Global News Wednesday evening.
When asked why police initially said no one was charged in connection with the post-game celebrations, Douglas-Cook said they didn’t have this specific information.
“We’ve since learned there is a bit more to the situation than we initially thought,” she said.
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Investigators released 10 photos of the suspects in the statement.
With Game 1 of the NBA Finals scheduled for Thursday evening at Scotiabank Arena, police encouraged people to “celebrate responsibly and safely, and within the law.”
Anyone with information to call police at 416-808-5200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.