A Catholic student and his friends were attacked by a gang of Muslims wielding baseball bats and a tire iron. The student’s skull was fractured. The fight happened outside a pizza joint at 5 a.m. in the morning — so alcohol may have been involved…
Published on Jan 17, 2013
Tourist, 24, brutally beaten with tire irons and bats in New York City neighborhood
A tourist from Massachusetts was recovering at a New York City hospital after being brutally beaten by a gang of seven young men armed with a tire iron and a baseball bat, police today revealed.
Kevin McCarron, 24, from Andover, was battered and stomped unconscious by the men after an argument in the trendy Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan early Sunday.
An onlooker captured horrific cell phone video of the attack, showing several young men kicking the victim on the ground.
McCarron is seen struggling to stand as the group of thugs pummel hims with kicks and punches.
At least one of the men is armed with an aluminum baseball bat, which he raises to batter the helpless victim.
Two Brooklyn men have been arrested in connection with the case and the New York Police Department says detectives are searching for the other five suspects.
Hatem Farsakh, 24, is charged with gang assault, assault and attempted murder.
Police also arrested Sherif Rizk, 22, also of Brooklyn, in connection with the case.
The NYPD tells MailOnline that the beating was the result of an argument between two groups of young men that broke out about 5am on Sunday outside Artichoke Pizza, a gourmet pizza joint surrounded by bars and cafes.
Officers say the fight escalated when the thugs retrieved a bat and a tire iron from the trunk of their car.
Prosecutors say Farsakh, Riszk and their friends brutally beat McCarron and stomped him with their boots.
The attack fractured McCarron’s skull and left him bloodied and unconscious.