Officials: Migrants Arrested In Phoenix Unconnected To NYC Attack

Announcements of the arrest of four suspects in the brutal attack on two NYPD officers last month in Times Square are reportedly erroneous. NBC News revealed that three senior law enforcement officials confirmed the migrants taken into custody in Arizona are not the infamous suspects.

Several media outlets reported the arrest of at least three individuals connected to the New York City beating.

However, NBC reported that “the people in ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody do not match the identities or names of those involved in the New York attack.

A torrent of criticism rained down onto radical Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg after four suspects were allowed to walk free. The controversial progressive claimed there was not enough evidence to warrant bail.

His embattled office told NBC News that “the four individuals they took into custody were not affiliated with the New York City investigation.”

The spokesperson added, “To date, we have not received any indication from federal authorities that they have detained anyone related to our case.” Of course, their whereabouts would be far more certain had the DA’s office done its job.

Law enforcement officials said it is possible the four arrested at the Phoenix bus station are in the country illegally and subject to removal. But the New York-based sources said they are not connected with the infamous attack on the two NYPD officers.

As the video circulated of the cowardly incident, outrage grew over the four initially arrested being permitted right back out on the street. One of those who took issue — possibly for political purposes — was New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul.

When asked about the controversial release, she replied bluntly, “Get them all and send them back. You don’t touch our police officers. You don’t touch anybody.”

It was Jan. 27 when officers attempted to get a disruptive group of young men near Times Square to move along. But what was initially a peaceful confrontation quickly grew violent when the police attempted to arrest one of the suspects.

That’s when the mob descended onto them, knocking them to the ground and kicking and punching them in the head.

As many as 14 young males, most of not all were illegal migrants, are believed to have participated in the brutal attack. They ran from the scene and the officers were treated for minor injuries.