NJ Man Faces Trial in Philly Attack on Rangers Fans

A judge ordered 32-year-old Dennis Veteri of Glassboro, N.J., to stand trial following a preliminary hearing on Thursday in Philadelphia

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012  |  Updated 3:54 PM EDT
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A man accused of beating two New York Rangers fans during a post-game brawl in Philadelphia will be tried on assault charges.

A judge ordered 32-year-old Dennis Veteri of Glassboro, N.J., to stand trial following a preliminary hearing on Thursday in Philadelphia.

The fight occurred outside a cheesesteak stand after the Jan. 2 Winter Classic hockey game between the Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the victims testified Thursday that Veteri was in a group of Flyers fans who taunted and assaulted them as they waited for sandwiches.

One of the victims, an off-duty police officer from Woodbridge, N.J., was beaten unconscious and seriously injured.

An attorney for Veteri could not immediately be reached.

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