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Man Charged With Rioting at Canobie Lake Park Pleads Guilty

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    Man Charged With Rioting at Canobie Lake Park Pleads Guilty
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    A man charged with rioting and resisting arrest at Canobie Lake Park has pleaded guilty, according to the Eagle-Tribune.

    The trial of Joshua Perry was set to begin Monday, but Perry decided to plead guilty to one felony charge and another charge of resisting arrest.

    Perry, 24, has been sentenced to one year in jail for the riot charge, with six months suspended for two years. For resisting arrest, Perry was handed down a one year suspended sentence.

    In June of 2014, Perry, along with his brother and father, faced numerous charges after a fight broke out at the amusement park in Salem.

    The altercation broke out after police refused to return a couple of knives a family was carrying.  

    Police say the family became "extremely belligerent" and began to attack police officers. One of the family members, later identified as Joshua Perry, then became even more belligerent, yelling profanities in front of guests, including families and children.

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