BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) -- Two teens have been arrested for allegedly attacking a man who tried to break up a fight between two other girls at a Brooklyn McDonald’s, police said Tuesday.
One, a 15-year-old girl, was not identified by police. She faces a charge of assault for her alleged role in the May 14 melee at a McDonald’s restaurant on Flatbush Avenue, authorities said. Roget O'Neill, 17, faces a charge of gang assault, police said.
The arrests bring the total number to five people who have been taken into custody in connection with the brawl, which started when a girl attacked another teen. When a 43-year-old bystander stepped in intent to break up the fight, the crowd turned on him and started beating the would-be do-gooder, police said.
Disturbing video of the melee was posted online. In it, a voice can be heard egging on the group attacking the man.
“Kill him!” the man shouts.
Amir McCants, 24, faces a charge of inciting a riot in the first degree in relation to the fight, police said Tuesday. Investigators sent out a picture, embedded below, over the weekend of a man they were looking for for allegedly inciting a riot. McCants was taken into custody Monday.
The victim, identified as Elizabeth Ballinger, 17, publicly spoke about the vicious brawl, saying she did not know why she was targeted.
Asjaney Naraine, 16, of Brooklyn, was arrested on suspicion of assault for allegedly attacking Ballinger. Kendale Hamilton, 18, of Brooklyn, was arrested on suspicion of gang assault against the 43-year-old man who tried to intervene.