Maryland cyclist arrested for assault on teens apologizes

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 17:59:34-04

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man charged with assaulting three teenagers after a video showed him grabbing a protest flyer from one of teens is apologizing.

In a statement released by his lawyers, 60-year-old Anthony Brennan III of Kensington, Maryland, said he is “sick with remorse for the pain and fear I caused the victims on the trail.” Maryland-National Capital Park Police said Friday night that Brennan was charged with three counts of second-degree assault.

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The widely seen video shows an adult cyclist grabbing the wrist of a woman June 1 and then ripping a flyer from her. He then bears down on another victim who was recording the incident.