Jackson Heights Man Is Latest Proud Boy Arrested

By David Brand

Police arrested a Jackson Heights resident on Monday for his role in a violent assault by the white supremacist Proud Boys gang in Manhattan on Oct. 12.

Irvin Antillon, 41, was charged with gang assault along with two other men — Douglas Lennon from Northport, NY and Maxwell Hare from Harrisburg, PA. Last Friday, two additional Proud Boys were arrested and charged with gang assault, police said.

 Surveillance footage captured the attack by the far-right Proud Boys, including Jackson Heights resident Irvin Antillon. // Image courtesy of NYPD

Surveillance footage captured the attack by the far-right Proud Boys, including Jackson Heights resident Irvin Antillon. // Image courtesy of NYPD

Antillon is a member of the mostly Latino ultra-nationalist skinhead crew known as B49, or “Batallon 49,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.

Antillon also attended the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville as a member of the far-right Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights, considered the “tactical defense arm” of the Proud Boys, the SPLC said. At the rally, a far-right attendee plowed his car into a crowd of protestors, killing one woman.

Antillon and Lennon were both charged with riot and attempted misdemeanor assault for their role in the Manhattan melee. They were released without bail. Hare was charged with attempted first-degree gang assault.

Geoffrey Young, who was arrested Friday, was charged with riot and attempted assault. John Kinsman, also arrested Friday, was charged with attempted gang assault, attempted assault, riot and criminal possession of a weapon.