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Old 05-23-2019, 08:24 AM
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Default Re: WM Off-Duty Firefighter Attacked By Monkeys After Defending Elderly Couple On Manhattan’s UES

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/05...beaten-arrest/

Police: Teen Arrested In Beating That Left Off-Duty Firefighter With Broken Teeth
May 23, 2019 at 10:50 am



NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A teen accused of beating an off-duty firefighter last weekend on the Upper East Side has been arrested.

Police said Damir Johnson, 17, was among the six teens initially allegedly to have punched 38-year-old John Mongielo last Saturday morning on East 86th Street.

An ARREST has been made re: the May 18 assault in the @NYPD19Pct. The subject, a 17-yr-old male, is in custody. The victim, an @FDNY firefighter who acted as a good samaritan, continues to recover from serious injuries. We thank him for his actions & wish him a swift recovery. pic.twitter.com/eB8lyfDJzW

— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) May 23, 2019

The off-duty firefighter told the teens to stop harassing an elderly couple, but wound up with a concussion and broken teeth, police said.

Johnson was arrested Thursday and charged with assault. Police said at this time he is the only suspect.
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