Vancouver police identify 2 of their top 10 suspects in PNE festival riot

Click to play video: 'Vancouver police release top 10 most wanted from PNE riot BREAKOUT Festival'
Vancouver police release top 10 most wanted from PNE riot BREAKOUT Festival
Insp. Dale Weidman, the officer in charge of the VPD’s Major Crime Section, says investigators have identified the top 10 most wanted people in the riot at the PNE Amphitheatre in September. Some members of the crowd started destroying property after the festival headliner, Lil Baby, cancelled suddenly – Nov 1, 2022

Vancouver police say they’ve identified two of their “top 10” suspects in the investigation into a riot at a rap music festival at the PNE in September.

“Investigators are going through hundreds of tips and expect to identify further suspects soon,” the Vancouver Police Department said in a tweet Friday.

Vancouver police are looking for help to identify suspects from September’s Breakout Festival riot. Vancouver police

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“If you are one of the suspects on this poster, now is the time to come forward.”

Police unveiled photos of their 10 most wanted suspects in the riot earlier this week, saying they are believed to be responsible for the most dangerous acts during the incident.

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PNE spokesperson provides insights on riot investigation

The riot broke out Sept. 18 when festival headliner Lil Baby cancelled his performance at the last minute, citing health reasons.

The PNE has said about 1,000 of the 5,200 attendees refused to leave and turned violent, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

Video posted to social media shows angry fans trashing displays, throwing trash cans and knocking over tents. Seven people were arrested.

Police have since set up a video evidence collection portal, and said they’ve received “dozens” of submissions.

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Anyone who recognizes a suspect is asked to contact police.

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