Man dies after fight at basketball game in Alburgh

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ALBURGH — The Vermont State Police is investigating the death of a man following a fight that occurred at a school basketball game Tuesday night, in the town of Alburgh.

State police were called at 6:56 p.m. to the Alburgh Community Education Center, for a report of a large fight involving multiple spectators during a 7th-8th grade boys basketball game between Alburgh and St. Albans.

The melee ended before troopers arrived on the scene, and some participants had departed the school.

One of those individuals, Russell Giroux, 60, of Alburgh, subsequently sought medical attention.

He was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The circumstances of his death are under active investigation.

Giroux’s body will be brought to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death.

The Vermont State Police is seeking to interview anyone with information about this incident, including those involved in the fight at the Alburgh school.

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