Man accused of falsely claiming he was struck by car during Black Lives Matter protest in Huntington Station

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Thursday, July 9, 2020
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The driver was arrested and charged with third degree assault in Huntington Station.

HUNTINGTON STATION, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Police on Long Island have arrested a man who allegedly falsely reported he was struck by a car during a Black Lives Matter Protest this week.

A pedestrian was struck at the protest Monday on Broadway around 6:45 p.m.

Keith Harrison, 56, filed a police report stating that he was also struck and transported to Huntington Hospital.

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Police say detectives determined he was not actually struck.

He was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon on a charge of falsely reporting an incident.

The driver sped away after striking the pedestrian, but police caught him a short time later.

Anthony Cambareri, 36, was charged with third degree assault.

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