Authorities in Northern California said Wednesday they have arrested three teenage boys involved in violent attacks against Donald Trump supporters after a political rally last week in San Jose.
One of the juvenile suspects was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon after he was recorded on video using a blunt object to strike a man who is then seen bleeding from the head, the San Jose Police Department said in a statement.
Police arrested two more suspects who were caught on video physically assaulting a man, chasing him and tackling him to the ground. One was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon and the other for misdemeanor battery, the department said.
The suspects’ names were not released because they are minors.
The department said it expects to make more arrested and released two photos of a man who they say is responsible for an assault.
The arrests come after mounting criticism of the city of San Jose and its police department for what some say was a tepid and tardy response to attacks on Trump supporters after a June 2 political rally.
On Tuesday, authorities identified four men arrested the day of the rally as Ahmed Abdirahman, 19, and Robert Trillo, 18, both accused of felony assault with a deadly weapon, Michael Kitaigorodsky, 19, who was arrested on suspicion of refusal to disperse and Antonio Fernandez, 19, arrested and charged with assault on a peace officer.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Semper Fi says
And Hitlary or Obummer will have them released with a free month of food stamps and an invite to the house
Susan Dix says
Gee, I wonder why we don’t want illegals and radicals in our country!!!
rodney burke says
add the Police Chief to that list. make the sentence for assault and battery, 10-20.
Make it Mandatory LIFE…Without the Possibility of Parole…
Nan Molden says
If the people attacking others while waving a foreign flag at this event are undocumented aliens, this is a terrorist event.
Helen Higgason says
It sure is..
It’s surprising that the CA police even put out the effort to find these thugs. I wonder how many of them are paid by the clinton “foundation” to cause trouble for Donald Trump……..
Sharon Jenkins says
I saw so many attackers on Tv . Thy arrested only 3 ?
Paid protesters gee how strange. No protesters for hitlery or sanders as trumps supporters are all at WORK!!!!
Lol ain’t that the truth
Where did the kids come from. Where are the parents and what are the parents teaching their children.
If any of my children did this sort of behavior I would send them up the river and put them in prison myself.
You know that most the teaching comes from schools.Teachers tell students to support Hillary. They have harsh words for students telling good things about Trump.My granddaughter was screamed at when she mentioned that Trump want to bring jobs to our country.
The police need to check their bank accounts and see if any large deposit’s had been made lately.
Jude Mc Gregor says
Wonder who pulled these strings? The police should have loaded buses with all the thugs. Most of them could probably have been dropped back cross the border, oh, I forgot that would hurt their feelings. Also would prevent their democrat vote in Nov. This San Jose chief of police is tied to the La Raza group that has had problems in the past, favoring all of the illegals. He should be run out of office . Americans need to start standing up for our country against all of illegal crap, how far do you think we would get pulling this in Mexico, not very!!!!