Sole migrant suspect held in Times Square attack of NYPD officers released on bail

Critics say one of several illegal immigrants arrested in the attack on two New York City police officers last month is the only suspect in police custody in the assault, according to jail records. He was released in the middle of the day.

Yohenry Brito, 24, was released on Tuesday after posting bail after his arrest on January 31st.

Brito, a Venezuelan immigrant, is one of seven immigrants charged in the Jan. 27 attack on a New York City police lieutenant and a police officer in Times Square. The altercation was captured on surveillance video, which quickly went viral.

Illegal immigrant gives middle finger after allegedly attacking NYPD in Times Square

YoHenry Brito will appear in Manhattan Criminal Court on February 6th. (Stephen Hirsch, New York Post via Poole)

After several suspects were arrested, others were released without bail, but Brito was the only one in custody, prompting sharp criticism of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office. Ta.

On Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office told Fox News that three suspects were arrested in the Bronx. The three men were arrested inside the apartment, including Wilson Juarez, 21, and Kelvin Servita Arroca, 19, both of whom had previously been arrested by New York City police officers. He was arrested for the incident.

DA officials said Juarez and Arocha are in ICE custody and scheduled to appear in court Friday. Contrary to reports, the two did not flee to California by bus. The name of the third suspect in Tuesday’s arrest has not been released.

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Mugshots of immigrants accused of police attacks

Kelvin Arocha (19 years old, left), Wilson Juarez (21 years old), Yeoman Rebellon (24 years old), and Darwin Gomez Izquiel (19 years old) are all New York City police officers. He has been charged with assaulting two people. (New York City Police Department)

Darwin Gomez Izquiel, 19, who was wanted in connection with the attack, was arrested by police on Wednesday on suspicion of robbery and petty theft and is remanded in custody. He and another suspect, who remains at large, are accused of making off with approximately $600 worth of clothing stolen from Macy’s department store in the Queens Center mall, according to the NYPD.

The Manhattan DA’s office announced that a fifth suspect is also in custody, but his name has not been released.

The alleged assault on police occurred as police were ordering the group to move up the street. Brito is accused of starting the altercation and faces two pending misdemeanor charges.

Video footage showed some of the suspects punching and kicking officers as they watched from a distance.


The attack drew widespread condemnation and was followed by Joao Boada, 22. flick two middle fingers He spoke on camera to reporters after being released from police custody on February 1.

Fox News Digital’s Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.



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