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Ken Pagan, PostMedia Copy Editor, Identified As Suspected Beer Thrower At Blue Jays Game

Toronto police released a photo of the suspected beer thrower at Tuesday night's Blue Jays-Orioles game. The man in the photo has been identified.

Ken Pagan, an apparent copy editor at PostMedia (the company that owns the Toronto Sun) has been identified as the man in the photo released by Toronto police today.

Here's the photo.

And here's what the police said:

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at the Rogers Centre, during a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles, a beer can was tossed from the left-field stands onto the playing field.

Investigators from 52 Division have been working closely with the Rogers Centre to identify the person responsible.

An image of a man, police are alleging to be responsible for this incident, is attached.

Investigators are strongly encouraging this man to seek legal advice and turn himself into police. Anyone with any information on this man, is asked to contact investigators at 52 Division by calling 416-808-5200.

The London Free Press communicated with Pagan, who suggested the police might have the wrong man.

He spoke with Toronto Police Wednesday night and made arrangements to turn himself in. Pagan has not yet been charged.

He is also an employee of Postmedia — and formerly Sun Media — an award-winning journalist and passionate baseball player and fan with an encyclopedic knowledge of the game.

On Wednesday night, Pagan said he’d been advised by his lawyer, Frank Genesee, not to speak about the incident but did suggest the police may have it wrong.

“I was drinking out of a cup,” Pagan told Postmedia, and suggested Twitter photos that show him after the can was tossed clearly indicate he had a cup in his hand. “I’d love to tell you what happened and my story ... but I can’t say anything.”

More to come.