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Two men in custody in apparent road rage fight video

The California Highway Patrol says that two men involved in the viral video of an apparent road-rage-inspired fight on the I-5 last week are in custody at LA's Central Jail.

CHP Officer Chris Baldonado said 21-year-old David Mendez and 27-year-old Edras Ramirez, both of Los Angeles, were arrested for assault charges. 

The fight happened June 12 around 3:30 p.m. on the northbound 1-5 just south of Seventh Street. Someone called 911 to report the incident, and first-responders arrived within two minutes, but everyone had fled the scene, including the man who was apparently beaten. CHP became aware of the video late Monday when media outlets started calling, asking questions about the incident depicted. CHP then opened an investigation.

This post has been updated. 

 

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