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3rd man arrested in caught-on-video fight with NYPD officer

December 27, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they’ve arrested all three homeless men wanted for fighting with an officer on a Manhattan subway platform in a fracas caught on video .

Leobardo Alvarado turned himself in Thursday to face charges of riot and obstruction of governmental administration in the altercation Sunday.

Juan Nunez was arrested Wednesday on the same charges. A third man, Eliseo Alvarez, also was arrested on other charges including attempted assault.

They were awaiting arraignment Thursday afternoon. It wasn’t immediately clear if they had lawyers who can comment on the allegations.

Video shows an officer using a baton and kicking at the men as they come at him.

Police initially cited the men only for sleeping on the station floor. The Manhattan District Attorney’s stopped prosecuting such violations in 2016.

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