Reports About Arizona Arrest Of Illegal Aliens Who Attacked NYPD Confirmed False

After a group of illegal aliens were released without bail for brutally beating two New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers, several of them reportedly fled New York City and were captured by law enforcement in Phoenix — but officials are now claiming that the group of illegal aliens arrested in Phoenix had nothing to do with the attack on police.

Earlier this week, it was reported that four illegal aliens who were seen on video repeatedly kicking and punching two NYPD officers in the head had been arrested at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix, Arizona. The illegal aliens had been released without bail by notoriously soft-on-crime Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Several news outlets reported that the illegal aliens arrested in Phoenix were confirmed to be the ones who attacked NYPD officers, including Fox News.

“Four migrants involved in the mob beating in New York were believed to be headed to California after the incident,” Fox News reported. “Darwin Andres Gomez, 19; Kelvin Servita Arocha, 19; Wilson Juarez, 21, and Yorman Reveron, 24, fled for California after being released without bail. Jhoan Boada, 22; Jandry Barros, 21, and Yohenry Brito, 24, were later apprehended.”

However, NBC News has since confirmed that the illegal aliens “in ICE custody do not match the identities or names of those involved in the New York attack,” citing three senior law enforcement officials.

“Law enforcement officials in New York say the four people taken into custody may be in the country illegally and subject to removal but that they are not the four who were charged in connection with the assault,” the outlet added.

A spokesperson for Bragg told NBC News that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office had been informed by Homeland Security Investigations on Tuesday “that the four individuals they took into custody were not affiliated with the New York City investigation. To date, we have not received any indication from federal authorities that they have detained anyone related to our case.”

This means that the illegal aliens responsible for attacking NYPD officers are still on the run after Bragg made the shocking decision to release them without bail or conditions. NBC News noted that “John Chell, the chief of patrol, said Friday that some of the men who had been released are believed to have fled New York by bus. The district attorney’s office said it was investigating those allegations. The men are not required to stay in New York based on the terms of their release.”

Bragg initially claimed that there was not enough evidence to hold the illegal aliens in custody, but he has since backtracked following strong criticism from both sides of the aisle, even far-left New York Gov. Kathy Hochul. His flip-flopping on the issue was also reportedly prompted by footage of one of the illegal aliens flipping his middle fingers to reporters after walking out of jail.

“Our office continues to work with law enforcement to bring everyone responsible for these heinous attacks to justice,” Bragg declared in a statement over the weekend. “We are simultaneously preparing to present charges to the Grand Jury on Tuesday and will update the public as soon as legally permissible. We will not rest until every person who assaulted a police officer in this awful attack is held accountable.”a