AG: Toms River man charged with attempting to pepper spray, throw smoke bombs at concert crowd

A man from Ocean County has been arrested in an incident in which smoke bombs were thrown and pepper spray was directed toward a crowd leaving an anti-racism concert in January.

News 12 Staff

Mar 6, 2023, 5:42 PM

Updated 497 days ago

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A man from Ocean County has been arrested in an incident in which smoke bombs were thrown and pepper spray was directed toward a crowd leaving an anti-racism concert in January.
Nicholas Mucci, 28, of Toms River, was arrested on Saturday night in the attack at the Trinity Episcopal Parish in Asbury Park.
The incident occurred at a concert organized by a group known as the "One People's Project," which bills itself as an anti-racism, social justice organization, according to authorities.
A news release from Attorney General Matthew Platkin suggests Mucci "allegedly yelled, 'White lives matter, too.'"
He faces multiple charges including making terroristic threats.
Platkin said in a statement that "New Jersey is, and always will be, a state that values the rich diversity of all cultures, religions, and ideals." He added that "this attack targeted people exercising their freedom of expression as they left a house of worship."  


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