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Fifth Person Charged in Brooklyn Bridge Attack on Cops

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    Fifth Person Charged in Brooklyn Bridge Attack on Cops
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    Protesters carry replicas of coffins during a march over the Brooklyn Bridge against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner Thursday.

    A fifth person has been arrested in connection with an attack on two officers during a protest over the death of Eric Garner on the Brooklyn Bridge, police said Thursday.

    Jarrod Shanahan, 29, was arrested on charges of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, riot and obstructing governmental administration, police said. It wasn't immediately clear if the Brooklyn resident had a lawyer.

    Shanahan is the fifth demonstrator arrested in the attack on NYPD Lts. Philip Chan and Patrick Sullivan as the two officers tried to arrest CUNY adjunct professor Eric Linsker late on Dec. 13 on the Brooklyn Bridge, according to the NYPD.

    Police have said they are looking for another two protesters in connection with the attack.

    Video of the attack was later posted to YouTube. It showed seven suspects pushing, kicking and punching the officers as they tried to detain Linsker. Linsker, who was suspected of attempting to throw a garbage can off the bridge and onto a roadway below, was able to escape during the attack but was later arrested.

    Linsker's attorney has said that there was no indication his client was involved in the attack on the officers.

    The attack happened at the end of a massive march protesting a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in Garner's death. The decision has inflamed relations between the NYPD, the public and city officials.

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