21
Dec
06

Police nab suspect via YouTube

Canadian police are hailing video site YouTube after they used the popular content-sharing platform to help track down a suspect in a murder case.

Authorities in Hamilton, Ontario, posted surveillance video on the popular website earlier this month hoping for help to identify two “people of interest” in the case.

The one-minute video shows two young men entering a local bar hours before two others were stabbed in a brawl after a hip hop music concert on November 17. One man died in the incident.

Last night, a 24-year-old suspect turned himself in to police, accompanied by his lawyer, and was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder, police said.

“I suspect YouTube may have had something to do with his decision to turn himself in,” Detective Sergeant Jorge Lasso said.

“A lot of people called us after seeing the video to give us information to help in our investigation.”

Article from: Agence France-Presse

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