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Sean Hannity says Curtis Sliwa comments on Times Square ‘migrant’ takedown are ‘not true’

Fox News commentator Sean Hannity speaks during an interview at Fox News Studios, March 16, 2023, in New York.
Sean Hannity speaks during an interview at Fox News Studios on March 16, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
New York Daily News

Fox News’ Sean Hannity gave an odd update on Curtis Sliwa’s allegations against a man his Guardian Angels took down earlier this week live on Hannity’s show, setting off a firestorm amid the city’s migrant crisis.

“Curtis said that the man was a migrant and that he was shoplifting. Fox News has since spoken to the NYPD. Apparently the statement made by Curtis that the man is a migrant is not true and the man was given a summons for disorderly conduct,” Hannity said Thursday night.

In the middle of a Tuesday interview with Hannity, Sliwa stunningly directed the camera to a takedown of a man in the middle of Times Square, saying the target was a “migrant” and a “shoplifter” — claims the NYPD later refuted, explaining that the man was a 22-year-old Bronxite who had done no shoplifting. He still received a summons for disorderly conduct.

Curtis Sliwa in Brooklyn, New York, Wednesday, January 4, 2023. (Shawn Inglima for New York Daily News)
Curtis Sliwa in Brooklyn on Jan. 4. (Shawn Inglima for New York Daily News)

“On this show, we always want to set the record straight,” Hannity said Thursday night.

Sliwa admitted to the Daily News earlier Thursday that he’d been wrong about details of his initial accusations, but newly claimed the 22-year-old had punched a female member of his vigilante group in the breast.

That member filed a harassment complaint against the 22-year-old at the NYPD’s Midtown South Precinct on Thursday night, records showed.

Prior to that, a cop source told The News that Sliwa had been completely off the mark during Hannity’s Tuesday show.

Surveillance and bodycam footage show the 22-year-old was simply trying to make his way through Times Square at the time of the confrontation, the source said, adding that Sliwa was “just babbling” when he made the initial allegations.

Video contradicts Curtis Sliwa account of Guardian Angels ‘migrant’ beating of Bronx man on Fox News: NYPD source

Sliwa did not immediately answer a News request for comment on the Hannity correction late Thursday.