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Video: Philadelphia Police Need Help in Identifying Men who Assaulted Ranger Fans

 source Philadelphia Police

On January 2, 2012, at 7:15pm, three unknown males wearing Philadelphia Flyers Jerseys assaulted two males while at Geno’s Steaks located at 1200 South 9th Street.

The assault began after the Winter Classic hockey event and the male victims were wearing New York Rangers jerseys. During the altercation one of the victims were seriously injured.

If you recognize this suspect contact Det. Tocco #9079 at South Detective Division 215-686-3013, 3014. video courtesy of crossingboard.com.

WARNING the video contains graphic violence and language. 

NBC New York confirmed that one of the victim's was an off-duty Woodbridge, N.J. (Middlesex County) police officer and Iraq War veteran. The officer was later identified as Neal Auricchio.

Auricchio was in Philly Thursday to talk to police about the incident.

The video was shot around 7:15 p.m. Monday -- just after the Winter Classic ended, police said.

The argument between the hockey fans reportedly began after one of the Flyers fans allegedly paid a man washing windows to spray a Rangers fan.

"The Ranger fan jumped up and grabbed the male upon which the Flyers fans grabbed the Rangers fan, assaulted him, knocked him to the ground unconscious," said police Capt. Larry Nodiff.




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