Newark Police Seek Three for Inciting a Riot During Police Response

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark police are searching for three men wanted for inciting a riot.

According to Newark Public Safety Director Fitz Fragé, warrants have been issued for the arrests of Darnee Thomas, 33, and Isaiah Diggs, 22, in connection with inciting a riot on Friday, August 5, 2022.

At approximately 12:15 a.m., a police officer placing a suspect into his patrol car while making an arrest in the 400 block of Elizabeth Avenue was grabbed by a man at the scene.

“Another police officer intervened by attempting to free the officer, but the second officer was then strangled by the man who grabbed the officer. Because a crowd was gathering, a third officer attempting to control the crowd at the scene was struck on his left elbow,” police reported. “Detectives investigating these incidents identified Darnee Thomas and Isaiah Diggs as suspects. They obtained a warrant and both men are being sought for inciting a riot.”

Police also seek the public’s help in identifying the below-pictured third suspect who is being sought for inciting a riot and obstructing the administration of the law.