New York, NY – Two additional suspects have been apprehended in connection with the brutal attack on two NYPD officers outside a Manhattan migrant shelter. On Wednesday night, Yohenry Brito, 24, and Jandry Barros, 21, were arrested for robbery and felony assault.
The incident occurred when the officers attempted to intervene with a disorderly group outside the Candler Building on W. 42nd St. near Seventh Ave. According to surveillance video released by the NYPD, the officers were suddenly ambushed by multiple individuals while trying to arrest a man in a yellow jacket. Both officers sustained injuries in the attack, including scratches, bumps, and bruises, as Chief of Patrol John Chell revealed.
The NYPD believes that a total of 12 men were involved in the assault. Five suspects remain at large, while the other seven have been identified and are facing charges related to the attack. However, four of the suspects were released without bail after their arraignment, prompting outrage from Chief Chell.
The newly apprehended suspects, Brito and Barros, were awaiting arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court. Brito has a history of prior arrests for petty larceny and robbery, while Barros has a pending case in Queens Criminal Court for petty larceny.
Chell expressed his frustration over the release of the initial suspects without bail, emphasizing the importance of holding perpetrators accountable for their actions to prevent further assaults on law enforcement officers.
The NYPD continues its search for the remaining suspects involved in the attack, seeking to bring all individuals responsible to justice.