Cops: Brentwood man arrested in NYC riot

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Three people, including a Brentwood man, were arrested Saturday in Manhattan during what police described as a night of "anarchist-related" rioting that injured an NYPD sergeant and lieutenant.

About 25 people, some wearing masks, fought with police about 9 p.m. in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood and tried to smash the windows of a Starbucks cafe with 8-foot pipes, the NYPD said Sunday.

They were part of a larger group that earlier attended an anarchist book fair, police said. They marched near Greenwich Village's Washington Square Park, chanting anti-police slogans such as "Cops are murderers," police said.

The group -- which police said numbered 150 at one point -- also tipped over garbage cans and spray-painted "anarchist symbols" on commercial buildings, officials said. Members of the group assaulted police officers with pipes and bottles, the NYPD said.

Police also were attacked at an "after-party" at the Sixth Street community center, with the crowd finally dispersing at 11 p.m., the NYPD said.

Eric Marchese, 24, of Brentwood, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Alexander Penley, 41, of Manhattan, and Nicholas Thommen, 30, of Salem, Ore., also were arrested and face seven charges each that include assault and inciting to riot.

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