A Philadelphia judge has quadrupled the bail for a New Jersey man charged with brutally assaulting an off-duty police officer and Iraq war veteran in a fight between Flyers and Rangers fans following the NHL Winter Classic.
Thirty-two-year-old Dennis Veteri was held on $400,000 bail following Wednesday’s hearing.
The Glassboro, N.J., man was arrested last week in connection with the fight outside the popular Geno’s steaks.
A video of the fight posted online shows a verbal confrontation escalating into a brawl that ends with a Rangers fan motionless on the ground.
Police say Veteri was the aggressor and landed the punch that knocked out Woodbridge Township, N.J., police officer Neal Auricchio.