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Eight hooligans were caught and one more is wanted for an outburst

June 11, 1985

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) _ Eight hooligans were caught and one more is wanted for an outburst of violence June 1 when soccer fans smashed two subway cars, harassed passengers and damaged shops, police said Tuesday.

Police Col. Istvan Merges said the rowdies went on a rampage following a First Division soccer game between Ferencvaros and Tatabanya.

Budapest’s evening newspaper, Esti Hirlap, quoted Merges as saying that police were alerted three hours after the incident, which explained the delay in apprehending the vandals.

One man, Pal Forrai, was caught the same day, seven others were caught later. According to the announcement, they included one or more schoolboys.

Merges said police would make ″short shrift″ of rowdy behavior. Forrai was given a 10-month prison sentence, which can be appealed.

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