Jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold claims woman assaulted his son after false theft accusation

New York attorney investigates incident in which black teenager was accused of trying to steal a white woman’s phone in a hotel lobby

A confrontation in which the jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold said a woman tackled his 14-year-old son in a New York hotel lobby as she falsely accused the teen of stealing her phone is under investigation, prosecutors said.

Harrold posted a widely viewed video of the confrontation that took place at the Arlo hotel on Saturday. He alleged the unidentified woman scratched him and tackled and grabbed his son, Keyon Harrold Jr, who is black, at the lower Manhattan hotel where the pair were staying.

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