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Conor McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar, was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief in New York City early Friday after he injured someone by throwing a hand truck at a bus at Barclays Center, the police said.
McGregor turned himself in to the police on Thursday night, according to a police spokesman.
The police had earlier said that McGregor was a “person of interest” in the matter and that they wanted to question him.
McGregor, accompanied by about 10 others, entered the Brooklyn arena around 1:30 p.m. and “threw a hand truck at a bus, causing an injury to an individual on the bus,” Sophia Mason, a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department, said earlier in an email. She described the injury as minor. McGregor was wanted for questioning, but no arrest warrant had been issued.
Barclays Center is hosting UFC 223, which had its media day on Thursday. McGregor was not scheduled to fight.
A video taken by Felice Herrig, a U.F.C. fighter, showed McGregor running while holding a large object, then toppling nearby garbage cans. The police said McGregor had thrown “various items,” then fled before officers arrived.
Dana White, the U.F.C. president, told ESPN that the injured person was Michael Chiesa, a fighter who was left with cuts on his face and was taken to a hospital. McGregor and his entourage were allowed in by a credentialed website, White said.