Arizona man extradited, arrested on G20 charges in Toronto
A police car burns after G20 summit protesters set fire to it in downtown Toronto on Saturday, June 26, 2010. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:06AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, June 15, 2013 2:56PM EDT
TORONTO -- An American man has been charged in Toronto over the G20 protests in June 2010.
Police say Dane Rossman, 26, of Tucson, Ariz., was extradited from the U.S. and arrested in Toronto Friday.
It's alleged that during the demonstrations, he used a metal traffic sign to smash the window of a Starbucks coffee shop while customers were inside.
Police say he was wearing a black bandanna over his face at the time, which they say was meant to conceal his identity.
Rossman is charged with mischief over $5,000, mischief endangering life and disguise with intent.
He is due in court Saturday and again Monday.
At least four other Americans are also facing charges stemming from the riots that occurred three years ago during the meeting of world leaders.
Richard Dean Morano of Lackawaxen, Penn., and Kevin Chianella of Queens, N.Y., were extradited to Canada in March. Both men face numerous charges, including mischief endangering life.
Quinn McCormic of Boston appeared in a Toronto court this winter on three counts of mischief over $5,000 and disguise with intent.
Joel Bitar returned to Canada from the United States voluntarily and surrendered to police in April. He faces charges that include 13 counts of mischief over $5,000, two counts of intimidation of a justice system participant by violence, and five counts of mischief endangering life.
Dozens of protesters -- many wearing disguises -- went on a rampage through downtown Toronto during the international summit.
More than 1,100 people were taken into custody that weekend in one of the largest mass arrests in Canadian history.
Most were released without charges but more than 40 people have been successfully prosecuted.
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