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Kai Cenat to face charges of inciting a riot, NYPD says. Who is he?

Kai Cenat — a popular online video creator — was released from police custody Saturday and will face charges of inciting a riot, New York City officials said as they released more details about a chaotic Friday giveaway gone wrong in Manhattan.

Cenat had announced on social media he would be doing a giveaway at New York’s Union Square, and thousands of people showed up in a scene that soon turned chaotic on Friday. Some young people later said they came expecting a new computer or PlayStation.

Cenat after being issued a desk appearance ticket, which police issue to require a suspect to appear in court to answer charges. A police spokesperson said a court date is set for Aug. 18.



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