Investigators are trying to determine if migrants accused of assaulting a group of NYPD officers late last month were arrested in Arizona on Monday.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested several migrants at a Phoenix bus station, and they are suspected of participating in a Jan. 27 attack on NYPD officers outside a Times Square shelter, Fox News reports. Agents are investigating whether those taken into custody were any of the four migrants arrested in connection with the assault and released without bail, according to the New York Post.
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Following their arrest in New York City, the four migrants went to a Catholic church and gave fake names to secure bus tickets, police sources told the New York Daily News. They were thought to be traveling to California, but officials did not know their exact location.
“Can they leave? Yes. If they miss their next court date, then there will be a warrant," a police source told the Daily News last week.
According to the Post, the migrants arrested on Monday were picked up on immigration warrants. Their identities have not been released.