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Durham police seeking two men for rioting after the Super Bowl

By KIMBERLEY HAAS
Union Leader Correspondent

February 07. 2018 4:26PM

Police in Durham are looking for two men who they say broke the law after the Super Bowl Sunday night. (Courtesy)



DURHAM – Police in Durham are hoping the public can help identify two men caught on camera climbing a light pole and tree during a downtown fracas following the New England Patriot’s Super Bowl loss Sunday.

Det. Sgt. Jack Dalton released images of the men Wednesday afternoon. He said the individuals will be charged with rioting when apprehended.

More than a thousand people poured into the area in front of Young’s Restaurant on Main Street after the nail-biting football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday. The crowd chanted “(Expletive) the Eagles!”




New Hampshire State Police arrested University of New Hampshire student Zachary Dresser, 20, of Seabrook, and charged him with disorderly conduct for throwing a bottle at them.

Police had put up electronic message boards with safety messages on them, including a warning that police cameras would be in use during the night.

On Wednesday, police reached out to local media outlets to see if they had any photographs or videos of individuals breaking the law.

Police and UNH officials are reviewing the photos and videos they have to determine what course of action should be taken against individuals who were behaving badly following the 41-33 loss.

Dalton said anyone who knows who the men in the photos are can call detectives at Durham Police Department anonymously at 868-2324, or send them a private Facebook message.


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