Abbotsford Police officers get organized for dispatch into Vancouver to help deal with the riots following the Canucks loss in game 7.

Abbotsford Police officers get organized for dispatch into Vancouver to help deal with the riots following the Canucks loss in game 7.

Abbotsford Police officers deployed to Vancouver to assist with riot control

Up to 60 police officers were prepared to handle problems in Abbotsford following the completion of tonight's Game 7 Stanley Cup final.



Up to 60 police officers were prepared to handle problems in Abbotsford following the completion of tonight’s Game 7 Stanley Cup final.

Now, many of those officers have been deployed to Vancouver to assist with riot control in the downtown core, where cars have been flipped, windows have been smashed, fires have been set, and items have been thrown at police.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the situation is just the opposite in Abbotsford, where fans have been peaceful and there have “not been any issues.”

He said Abbotsford Police were always prepared to help in any communities where fans gathered during Vancouver Canucks games.

 

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