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Arrest Made in Bethesda Bike Assault

A 60-year-old Kensington man has been identified and charged

Update: The alleged bike assaulter has issued an apology, appears to have lost his job. Read more here.

After a video was widely circulated of an incident that occurred on the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda on June 1, the Maryland-National Capital Park Police announced Friday evening that they have identified and arrested a suspect. Anthony Brennan III, 60, of Kensington, was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of second-degree assault, according to a press release from the Park Police.

In the video, a man on a bicycle is seen aggressively confronting a group of teenagers who say they were putting up fliers in support of George Floyd. Since the clip was posted yesterday it has been retweeted more than 143,000 times, leading to a heated search to identify the man that led to at least two incorrect names being widely shared.

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A DC native, Rob Brunner moved back to the city in 2017 to join Washingtonian. Previously, he was an editor and writer at Fast Company and other publications. He has also written for the New York Times Magazine, New York, and Rolling Stone, among others. He lives with his family in Chevy Chase DC.