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2 costumed characters, 3rd man arrested in NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) ā€” Two costumed characters in Times Square and another man have been arrested after police say they got into a fist fight.

Police say they were all charged with misdemeanor assault.

It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday.

The dispute started after the man allegedly began heckling the costumed characters dressed as Batman and Spider-Man.

The arrests came amid calls to regulate the costumed characters. City Council Member Andy King last week proposed legislation requiring the costumed characters to be licensed and to wear photo IDS.

He said characters would still be allowed to solicit tips for photos but not in an "aggressive" manner.

In July a man dressed as Spider-Man hit a police officer who had told a woman she didn't have to pay for a photo.