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Another Alleged Huntington Beach Rioter Sought

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — Huntington Beach police identified another man Tuesday they believe was involved in the rioting that broke out at the close of the U.S. Open of Surfing July 28.

Eli Rueven Jackson

Eli Rueven Jackson, 20

Eli Rueven Jackson, 20, was allegedly seen on video committing several acts of vandalism, according to a police department press release.

A warrant was issued for Jackson after he was identified by family, according to the release.

Jackson, said to be a transient in Sunset Beach, was described by authorities as a black man, 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 152 pounds.

During the riot, crowds of people vandalized city property after the close of the annual Vans U.S. Open of Surfing.

They tipped over portable toilets, smashed through a store window with a stop sign and looted, injuring some police officers.

Police had to use tear gas and rubber bullets to control the crowd.

Anyone with information on Jackson’s whereabouts was asked to contact authorities at 714-536-5653.

Illario Niko Johnson, 18, also accused of participating in the rioting, has pleaded not guilty to one felony count of arson of another’s property,

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