BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A man being sought for the assault of a conservative activist on the University of California, Berkeley campus last month has been arrested.
A statement from UC Berkeley Public Affairs said a warrant was issued for suspect Zachary Greenberg and UC police arrested him Friday, booking him into jail at 1 p.m.READ MORE: COVID Vaccination Count in San Mateo County Revised Down Due to Data Error
Greenberg was identified as one of two men who confronted a conservative activist who had set up a table in Sproul Plaza. Hayden Williams, volunteer with conservative group Turning Points USA was displaying signs that read, “Hate Crimes Hoaxes Hurt Real Victims” – a reference to the Jussie Smollett case – and another saying “This is MAGA Country.”READ MORE: UPDATE: Estrada Fire Containment Now 25%; Evacuation Orders Downgraded as Crews Mop Up
Greenberg was seen on video landing two punches on Williams – one a glancing blow and another much harder directly on his face.
The incident was recorded by two Cal students with cellphones and video of the encounter has since gone viral.MORE NEWS: Pandemic Points Up Need to Diversify Lake Tahoe Tourist Economy
Police will formally present the case to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of the filing of criminal charges, the university said.