Man charged after can thrown onto court during Celtics game
A man was arrested and escorted out of the arena after throwing a can of hard seltzer onto the court near the San Antonio Spurs bench during Wednesday night’s Boston Celtics game, Boston police announced Thursday.
Justin Arnold, 22, of Everett, was charged with disturbing a public assembly.
Arnold appeared to be intoxicated, police said in a statement.
The 20-ounce can thrown from the balcony landed on the court and sprayed all over the floor “when the crowd started to scrutinize the refs for what appeared to be a terrible call against the Celtics,” police said. The can missed a Spurs player by just a few inches, police said.
The can was thrown as Celtics guard Kemba Walker argued with a referee.
Arnold was arrested after police reviewed surveillance video and talked to witnesses.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he apologized to the Spurs after the game.
No details of an arraignment were released and it could not be determined if Arnold had an attorney.
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