Man charged in beating outside Philadelphia cheesesteak shop


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say one man has been charged over a brutal attack outside a popular Philadelphia cheesesteak shop.

The violence started around 4 a.m. on June 11 at Geno’s Steaks in south Philadelphia.

Patrick Kane told news outlets he, his wife and some friends stopped for a sandwich after a wedding. He says one of his friends asked a man for a cigarette and he just “snapped” and started yelling about ISIS. Kane says the man shoved her, slapped his wife and then a group of men attacked him.

Police say surveillance video led to tips identifying 24-year-old Alberto Lopez. Lopez turned himself in Sept. 14. He’s charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. No attorney information is listed in online court documents.

Police said Monday they’ve issued a warrant for a second man.

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