New York Rangers fan banned for life from Madison Square Garden
As a result of the Rangers’ loss to the Lightning Thursday night in New York, an New York Rangers fan has been detained and charged with six offences for assault on lightning fanA
According to the NYPD, a Good Samaritan saw the attack and attempted to stop the attacker, who then hit him in the face as well.
According to the NYPD, the status of the man who was knocked unconscious in the initial attack is stable.
James Anastasio, 29, of Staten Island, was arrested by police and security while he was still inside MSG.
Assault, unruly behaviour, and harassment are all charges against Anastasio.
Anastasio has been suspended from all Rangers games for the rest of his career, the league confirmed on Friday.
In Tampa Bay, the Lightning will face the Avalanche for a spot in the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday when they host Game 6.