A Northport man was among three more men arrested in connection with a fight involving a far-right group known as the Proud Boys, more than a week after a violent brawl in Manhattan, CBS News reported.
The New York Police Department had already arrested two other Proud Boy members in connection to the melee.
Police arrested Irvin Antillon, 41, of Queens, New York, and Douglas Lennan, 40, of Northport, on charges of riot and assault, the NYPD said Monday. A third man, Maxwell Hare, 26, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has been charged with gang assault, assault, riot and criminal possession of a weapon.
The Proud Boys’ founder and leader, Gavin McInnes, previously said he had been arranging the surrender of members wanted by the NYPD.
The NYPD said it had been seeking the arrest of up to nine Proud Boys in connection to the brawl after McInnes’ speech at the Metropolitan Republican Club on Oct. 12. Geoffrey Young, 38, was arrested Thursday.
The NYPD told The New York Times last week that it had opened a “regular criminal investigation” into the group.
The altercation between the Proud Boys members and anti-fascist protesters, or antifa, broke out about a block away when six people dressed in black and wearing masks confronted Proud Boys members, NYPD’s Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said Oct 15. One of those dressed in black threw a bottle at the Proud Boys group and a fight ensued for about 38 seconds until uniformed officers intervened.