NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Another alleged member of the far-right group “The Proud Boys” was arrested Friday in connection with a wild brawl following a speech by the group’s founder last week in Manhattan.
According to the NYPD, 39-year-old John Kinsman of Morristown, New Jersey was charged with riot, attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon.READ MORE: Police Searching For Driver After Man Seriously Hurt In Queens Hit-And-Run
The charges stem from the Oct. 12 incident outside the Metropolitan Republican Club, when violence erupted between members of far-right group and anti-fascist protesters following an appearance by Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys.
Videos posted on YouTube show the clashes between the two groups. Finbarr Slonim, Kai Russo, and Caleb Perkins were initially arrested when police arrived at the club last Friday.READ MORE: G-7 Leaders Call For New Investigation Into COVID-19's Origins
Anti-fascist protesters initially gathered near the Manhattan GOP’s headquarters just hours after the building was vandalized in anticipation of McInnes’ speech.
Authorities say they’re still seeking seven members of the Proud Boys they believe were involved in the brawl. McInnes has reportedly encouraged those members to turn themselves into police for questioning.
The NYPD said it is also looking into the Proud Boys group itself. Deputy Commissioner John Miller told the New York Times Times department has opened a criminal investigation into the organization, which describes themselves as “western chauvinists.”MORE NEWS: NYPD: Suspect Punched, Robbed 13-Year-Old Boy In Elevator At Bronx Apartment Building
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