Matt Petgrave arrested today video, for death of hockey star Adam Johnson
Authorities in England have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the tragic demise of hockey player Adam Johnson on October 28. The fatal incident occurred during a game between the Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers in the Elite Ice Hockey League when Johnson’s throat was slashed by the skate of an opposing player.
The arrest, which took place 17 days after the incident, has not been officially identified by South Yorkshire Police. However, it is widely believed to be Sheffield hockey player Matt Petgrave, whose skate made contact with Johnson’s neck during the ill-fated game. A distressing video of the incident captured Johnson falling to the ice, desperately attempting to skate to the bench while holding his neck. The ice surface was stained with blood, and Johnson was later pronounced dead after being rushed to a hospital.
South Yorkshire Police Detective Chief Superintendent Becs Horsfall, in a press release, stated, “Our investigation was launched immediately following this tragedy, and we have been conducting extensive inquiries ever since to piece together the events which led to the loss of Adam in these unprecedented circumstances.”
The investigation is being conducted in collaboration with specialized experts and the health and safety department at Sheffield City Council. The release emphasized the importance of refraining from speculative comments that could impede the investigation.
Adam Johnson, 29, hailing from Hibbing, Minnesota, was a former high school hockey star. He played collegiate hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and had a career in the NHL and the American Hockey League before venturing into the European ice hockey scene.