LITTLE ITALY, Manhattan — A restaurant employee in Little Italy was assaulted throughout a brawl contained in the institution because the San Gennaro competition happened exterior, police mentioned Saturday.

Officers have been referred to as to Il Piccolo Bufalo on Mulberry Avenue simply earlier than 10 p.m. Friday for a report of an assault, in keeping with the NYPD.

A 39-year-old girl working on the restaurant instructed officers she tried to diffuse a battle between two patrons when one of many people punched and scratched her face.

The lady was left bleeding with ache and swelling to her face, police mentioned. Nevertheless, she refused medical consideration on the scene.

Eleni Dottin, 25, of Queens, was arrested and charged with assault, in keeping with the NYPD.

Curtis Sliwa, the Republican candidate for New York Metropolis mayor, posted video of the incident on Fb. In keeping with Sliwa’s marketing campaign, he was strolling by means of the San Gennaro competition, campaigning along with his Guardian Angels avenue security group, once they stumbled on the brawl at Il Piccolo Bufalo.

The video confirmed Sliwa and a number of other Guardian Angels getting into the restaurant as two girls argued within the background. Instantly, one of many girls threw a cup of liquid on the different girl, the video confirmed.

The state of affairs escalated additional after a commotion occurred off-camera and Guardian Angels have been then seen within the video holding a girl in opposition to a wall. A number of males have been additionally seen yelling at one another and the Guardian Angels.

The video ended abruptly after somebody apparently reached for the digital camera as a number of folks yelled.

Sliwa’s marketing campaign mentioned extra fights broke out after the video ended.

The employee who was injured didn’t seem like within the video.

The annual Feast of San Gennaro runs by means of Sunday.