Two days after a man accused of assaulting three female protesters in Zuccotti Park was arrested, some friends of his threatened to kill the woman who had filed the complaint that led to the arrest, the police said on Tuesday.
One of the men, the police said, told the woman: “You had our friend arrested — we’re going to kill you. Watch your back.” The men are being sought for witness intimidation.
The initial assault occurred on Saturday, when Garfield Leslie, 19, of Brooklyn tried to sell cocaine to protesters, than attacked the three women, one of whom fell and broke her wrist and another of whom suffered a cut lip, the police said. He was arrested later that night.
On Monday morning, the police said, three young men around 18 years old approached a 24-year-old woman in Zuccotti Park who had been hit by Mr. Leslie, and threatened to kill her.
People with information about the suspects are asked to contact the Police Department’s Crime Stoppers unit.