Second suspect arrested in avocado attack

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A second suspect accused of assaulting a deli worker by throwing avocados at him and breaking his jaw has been arrested by police, according to officials.

Jestyfer Henriquez, 25, of the Bronx, was arrested and charged with assault Friday.

His alleged accomplice, Brad Gomez, 28, was arrested Thursday and is also facing similar charges.

The two are accused of throwing avocados and bananas at Amr Alzabidi, a 21-year-old deli clerk, following a dispute over a food order at the Stadium Gourmet Deli on May 29.

The clerk suffered a cut and a fracture to his face as well as a broken jaw, police say.

Both men are facing assault charges. 

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