Conor McGregor Arrested and Charged Following Barclays Center Rampage

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By TheBlast Staff on April 5, 2018 at 9:19 PM EDT

Conor McGregor was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors and one felony following Thursday's incident at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The UFC star was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief. He turned himself into the New York police on Thursday night.

McGregor showed up unexpectedly to the site of UFC 223 on Thursday afternoon and began violently attacking a tour bus as it tried to leave the arena.

The UFC released a statement Thursday night saying:

“During today’s media event at Barclays Center to promote UFC 223: Khabib vs. Holloway, Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov entered the building accompanied by over a dozen individuals.

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The group, which included McGregor and Lobov, vandalized the vehicle that contained a number of athletes competing at the event taking place this weekend. NYPD was immediately alerted and is currently in the process of investigating the situation. UFC is working very closely with the New York Athletic Commission, Barclays Center security and law enforcement authorities. All parties are working together to ensure the highest standard of proper safety precautions are implemented to protect the fans and athletes.

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The organization deems today’s disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow. Immediately, Lobov has been removed from this weekend’s card and individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomorrow’s ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday’s event at Barclays Center.”

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