ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A brawl broke out among spectators at a high school basketball game in northern Vermont, and a man involved in the fight died, police said.
Vermont state troopers were called to the Alburgh Community Education Center just before 7 p.m. Tuesday after a report of a major fight involving spectators during a seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ basketball game between Alburgh and St. Albans.
The fight ended before troopers arrived and many of the participants had left. Russell Giroux, from Alburgh, 60, sought medical attention, police said. He was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, where he was pronounced dead.
Giroux’s death is being investigated by the Grand Isle State Police and Attorney’s Office. The Vermont medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy.
Alburgh is a town of about 2,100 people in northwestern Vermont. It is surrounded on three sides by Lake Champlain. The northern part of the community forms part of the border with Canada.