An 18-year-old migrant was busted Tuesday in the rowdy gang beating of two NYPD cops in Times Square, making him the seventh asylum-seeking thug to be tied to the shocking caught-on-video attack.
Yarwuin Madris was picked up by cops and is awaiting charges in the attack on an NYPD lieutenant and a police officer while they tried to break up an unruly crowd on Jan. 27, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Only one of the migrants linked to the attack was ordered held without bail — Yohenry Brito, 19 — while the others were charged with assault and released without bail.
Police sources said most of them — Yorman Reveron, 24; Jhoan Borada, 22; Wilson Juarez, 21; Darwin Andres Gomez-Izquiel, 19; and Kelvin Servita Arocha, 19 — are believed to have hopped on a bus and fled to California by giving phony names to a church-affiliated nonprofit group.
Additional video footage released last week showed that the brawl started when cops tried to take Brito into custody, with his cohorts then coming to his aid and pounding the cops.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who came under fire for the no-bail release of five of the accused migrant thugs, announced indictments against the group last week.
Bragg, who called the assault “despicable,” maintained that his office had continued to investigate the attack after the arrests to make sure the assailants could be positively identified on videos.
“The only thing worse than failing to bring perpetrators to justice is if we ensnare innocent people in the criminal justice system,” Bragg told reporters last week.
The footage shows the two cops initially telling the migrants to move along around 8:30 p.m. on West 42nd Street in Manhattan — before things quickly get rowdy as a scuffle breaks out between the cops and Brito, who is seen getting wrestled to the ground.
That’s when the rest of the punks converge on the officers, raining kicks to the head and body of the pair of New York’s Finest as the cops rumble with their pal, whose yellow sweatshirt is completely torn off.
The video shows the two officers left on the ground as the pack runs east on 42nd Street toward Seventh Avenue and gets away shortly before the first four suspects were arrested and charged.
The Post reported in an exclusive report that attacks on NYPD cops are now at an all-time high.
The number of cops hurt by suspects surged 20% in 2022, when 4,724 uniformed officers suffered injuries in attacks, compared to 3,933 in 2021.
But the law enforcement nightmare grew worse last year, when 4,077 cops were hurt by suspects in just the first nine months of 2023 — on pace for a record-breaking 5,436 injuries, the latest NYPD stats show.
Additional reporting by Amanda Woods