2 Men Hanging From Trees, Light Pole in Durham on Super Bowl Identified
DURHAM (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they've identified two men accused of rioting after the New England Patriots' loss in the 2018 Super Bowl.
Durham Police Detective Sgt. Jack Dalton said Monday arrests of the two men are forthcoming, and their names will be released after the arrests are made.
Photos of the suspects were provided to police by a passer-by, and the images show a man climbing a light pole and a man climbing a tree.
Police say also expect to receive video captured by the University of New Hampshire's mobile surveillance.
A UNH student was previously arrested and charged with throwing a bottle at a state trooper at the post-Super Bowl gathering.
Both incidents took place on Main Street.
Compared to last year, the area of Durham was relatively low key after the New England Patriots lost to the Philidelphia Eagles.At last year's celebration, an NH1.com reporter witnessed people damaging her car.
Law enforcement learned from the enthusiastic celebration in 2017 and told NH1.com the precautions they would take in case another celebration was to break. Regardless of the outcome of the Super Bowl, the University of New Hampshire's Police Chief Paul Dean the department was thoroughly prepared for the reaction following the Super Bowl.
NH1 News contributed material to this story.