No prison time for Maryland Capital Crescent Trail attacker

A Maryland man who was caught on camera attacking people who were putting up Black Lives Matter posters along the Capital Crescent Trail will see no prison time.

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Anthony Brennan of Bethesda pleaded guilty in December to  three counts of second-degree assault.

On Tuesday, he was sentenced to three years probation, and must participate in an anger-management program.

His first year will be supervised, and his second and third years will not be supervised.

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Brennan was also ordered to refrain from having contact with the victims.

The judge said that incarceration was not appropriate because he believed Brennan’s apology was sincere.

If he violates the terms of his probation, Brennan could face three years in state prison.

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During the incident that was caught on camera on the Capital Crescent Trail, Brennan was seen berating young people, and forcibly taking Black Lives Matter posters from at least one young girl. He was also seen charging at the person who was recording the incident.

At the time of Brennan’s arrest, investigators said he pushed his bicycle toward a male victim, causing him to fall to the ground.