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Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk involved in fight with fan

Police say the mascot was attacked by a fan Friday at the United Center.


A man attacked Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk in a United Center concourse Friday during the team’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets at the United Center.

In a series of Snapchat videos which were shared on Twitter at 11:02 p.m. Friday by Patrick Murray, Tommy Hawk is seen pushing a man. Murray clarified with Second City Hockey that he posted the video, but did not record it.

“Look out for the children,” the man exclaims as the Blackhawks mascot suplexes him to the floor in front of three other people. Tommy Hawk then attempts to control the man on the ground before putting him in a headlock and driving him into a trash receptacle in front of a Blackhawks team store.

After a Chicago Sun-Times story about the incident was published online at 4:48 p.m. Saturday, Murray deleted the video and his Twitter account. The Sun-Times, however, saved the video and it can be seen below.

The Sun-Times also reported the Chicago Police Department confirmed they were notified about the incident around 11:15 p.m. Friday. CPD said a man began punching the mascot in the face and put him in a headlock. What happens in the video appears to be the aftermath.

No one is in custody as of Saturday evening.

A Blackhawks spokesman said team officials are conducting their own investigation.