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Video Goes Viral Of Arrest Of Man In Danbury By ICE Agents

A man is arrested in downtown Danbury last week by federal ICE agents.
A man is arrested in downtown Danbury last week by federal ICE agents. Photo Credit: Tribuna screenshot

DANBURY, Conn. — A video showing the arrest of a man in Danbury by federal ICE agents last week has gone viral on the Facebook page of the Tribuna newspaper .

The video, shot from a passing car, shows the man on the ground with two agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement patting him down as he was taken into custody outside the Old Oak Restaurant Bar & Grill on Liberty Street on March 27.

Tribuna identified the man Julio Virgilio Paida-Morquencho, 22, of Danbury.

The Connecticut Judicial Branch website shows that Paida had pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child.

Tribuna also posted a statement from ICE on the arrest, saying Paida, a citizen of Ecuador, "was considered an ICE fugitive at the time of his arrest for failing to voluntarily leave the United States as ordered by a federal immigration judge in 2013. He will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.”

Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour told Tribuna that the Danbury Police Department was not involved in the arrest.

The Trump administration has promised a crackdown on undocumented immigrants who commit crimes.

Click here to view the video, which has over 26,000 views, on the Tribuna Facebook page .

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