Santa Clara County

SJ Police ID Four Teens Arrested in Violent Donald Trump Rally; Victim Speaks

The San Jose Police Department has identified four suspects, all teenagers, that were arrested during last week's violent Donald Trump rally.

Ahmed Abdirahman, 19, Robert Trillo, 18, and Antonio Fernandez, 19, were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Michael Kitaigorodsky, 19, was arrested after refusing to disperse, police said.

All four teenagers reside in Santa Clara County, police said.

Victim Juan Hernandez suffered a broken nose and two black eyes after Thursday's event in downtown San Jose. He recalled the attack on him and a friend.

"They came out of nowhere," he said. "There were about about three or four people on both of us, and all I remember is just feeling hits on both of us. ... Sucker punches from every direction. There was no antagonization."

Hernandez said the most perplexing part of the whole episode was that nearby police did not come to his aid. He said they continued to stand in formation as he and his friend were beaten.

No one from the police department was available to comment, but they did imply there will be more arrests.

During Thursday's rally, a police officer also was assaulted, a woman was egged, and others in attendance left with cuts and bruises.

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