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Philadelphia police make arrest in smoke-bomb incident

Sam Carchidi of the Inquirer has the scoop.

Earl Greene was charged with causing and risking a catastrophe, possession of an instrument of crime, recklessly endangering another person, disrupting a public event, and disorderly conduct by throwing a smoke bomb onto the ice, according to Philadelphia Police Detective Eric Johnson.

Greene, 25, was awaiting arraignment last night and could not be reached for comment.

Another man was being questioned yesterday, Johnson said.

If Greene is found guilty, a judge will determine the fine and possible jail time, Johnson said.

At the time of the incident, several witnesses said they saw two males wearing Flyers jerseys running toward the concourse of Sections 111/112.

Johnson said "quite a few" Flyers fans spoke to Wachovia Center security personnel and identified the seats in which the suspects had been sitting.

"They put us in the right direction," Johnson said.
And let's hope this guys never sets foot in our building again.