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January 30, 2024, 6:56 PM

Cops allegedly beaten by rowdy migrant mob near Times Square — with suspects later freed without bail: horrifying video

By Joe Marino and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon

Shocking video captured the moment a migrant mob pounded a pair of cops near Times Square over the weekend — but the busted cowardly suspects were still released back onto the street without bail, sources say.

The footage shows an NYPD officer and lieutenant initially telling the migrants to move along around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on West 42nd Street in Manhattan — before things quickly get rowdy as a scuffle breaks out between the cops and a suspect who is wrestled to the ground.

That’s when the rest of the punks converge on the officers, raining kicks to the head and body of the pair of New York’s Finest as the cops rumble with their pal, whose yellow sweatshirt is completely torn off in the melee.

The video shows the two officers left on the ground as the pack runs east on 42nd Street toward Seventh Avenue and gets away — though not for long.

Police initially busted four of the asylum-seeking thugs, identified by sources as Darwin Andres Gomez Izquiel, 19, Kelvin Servat Arocha, 19, Juarez Wilson, 21, and Yorman Reveron, 24.

All four were charged with assault and released without bail, sources said.

A fifth suspect, Jhoan Boada, 22, was arrested Monday night and charged with attempted assault of a police officer, according to police sources.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said it is still investigating the incident and reviewing additional video of the alleged assault.

The two assaulted cops, who were not identified, suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. One sustained cuts to the face while the other had bruising to the body, according to sources.

One of the men, Reveron, has two open cases in Manhattan for assault and robbery.

In November, he allegedly “pushed, punched and bit” a Nordstrom Rack employee who caught him lifting a $130 item from the Union Square store’s display rack, according to law enforcement sources.

Last month, Reveron also allegedly “punched with a closed fist” a loss prevention officer at the Herald Square Macy’s after trying to pull off a robbery with two other suspects, the sources said.

“Attacks on police officers are becoming an epidemic, and the reason is a revolving door we’re seeing in cases like this one,” said Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Hendry in a statement. “It is impossible for police officers to deal effectively with crime and disorder if the justice system can’t or won’t protect us while we do that work.”

The shocking incident is just the latest example of asylum seekers running afoul of the law in the Big Apple since migrants began flooding into the five boroughs since the spring of 2022.

More than 172,000 migrants from the US border with Mexico have flooded into the Big Apple over that span, with more than 67,000 still housed in city shelters and hotels.

A small percentage of the asylum seekers have been tied to crimes, including the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old migrant at a city shelter on Randall’s Island on Jan. 7.

The Post reported this week that nearly 100 migrants also have popped up on the NYPD’s radar as suspected pickpockets. One team of accused sticky-fingered asylum seekers was busted over the weekend for allegedly targeting Greenwich Village bars.

Also this month, residents near Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field, where a 2,000-bed migrant tent shelter was erected, complained about “lawlessness” by the occupants there.

By September, more than 40 migrants had been arrested at the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, the city’s intake center for the thousands arriving in the city, too.

Additional reporting by Larry Celona