Anger as woke Manhattan DA lets three teen suspects walk free without charges after battering Fox News weatherman on Subway – leaving him with bruised rib and two black eyes
Three teenagers who badly battered Fox News weatherman Adam Klotz (pictured left) on the New York City subway have been released without charges. Social media users were up in arms today after discovering the suspects will not face criminal investigation with one person asking how anyone can feel safe in the city.
The handling of the case has added fuel to criticism of Manhattan’s District Attorney Alvin Bragg (pictured), who has frequently been accused of being too ‘woke’ and soft on crime since he took on the role in November 2021.
Klotz was left with a black eye and bruised ribs after he intercepted a group of teenagers on the subway at around 1:15am on Sunday morning who were said to be harassing an older man. The 37-year-old weatherman uploaded a video to his Instagram stories looking beaten, with both his eyelids covered in red and purple bruises.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department confirmed to DailyMail.com that two 15-year-old men and one 17-year-old had been arrested but were released to their guardians with Juvenile Reports for Assault. Their names have not been released but new footage has been released which shows the suspects being arrested. In the clip, the suspects are lined up side-by-side while flanked by cops. All three appear to be wearing handcuffs and looking at the ground.
Another piece of footage shows the teens later being escorted into an NYPD van by cops. Just last week Bragg came under fire for offering a plea deal to a man accused of an anti-Semitic attack who said he ‘would do it again.’ Meanwhile the attack on Klotz comes as data shows that subway crime in New York increased by 30 per cent between 2021 and 2022.
In a statement, the NYPD said: ‘On Sunday, January 22, 2023 at approximately 01.13 hours, the 37-year-old male victim was on board a southbound 1 train approaching the West 18 Street and 7 Avenue station when he observed group of four teenagers acting disorderly on the train. The victim asked the individuals to stop, at which point they began to assault the victim, punching him in the face multiple times. When the train arrived at the 18 Street and 7 Avenue station all four individuals and the victim exited the train.’
The statement added that police caught three of the suspects while the fourth fled and they were unable to apprehend him. ‘All were released to guardians with Juvenile reports for assault,’ the NYPD added. New York citizens appeared horrified by the news today as they took to Twitter to vent their frustration. Pictured: Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz who was attacked.
One user wrote: ‘Why were the thugs who attacked Adam Klotz released? How can anyone feel safe in the city?’
Another said: ‘Not one of these creatures spent even a night in jail. While Adam Kotz survived the attack, the next victim might not.’ But Klotz himself appeared to make light of the incident last night.
He told his 7,000 followers: ‘While the headline I just read ‘viciously beaten by teenagers ‘ is true, it’s doing way more damage to my ego than the physical beating did.’ And he also insisted he wasn’t angry after one Twitter user expressed surprise he had managed to find humor in the incident.