Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Identity of man still unknown
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Michigan police say they've gotten
some tips on who threw a chair during Friday's NBA brawl.
Auburn Hills police say they haven't yet identified the man, but
they're following up on tips and conducting interviews. On Tuesday,
the department released a video showing the man believed to have
heaved the chair. It hit at least one person.
An Oakland County prosecutor has said players and fans could
face misdemeanor assault and battery charges. He says the only
possible felony charge would be against whoever threw the chair.
Meantime, officials have released 911 tapes of fans
desperately calling for police. One man repeatedly tells the
operator, "Get police to the Palace." Another caller urges
officials to "hurry up!"