By Takora McIntyre
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#VIDEO shows flashmob assaulting a 19 y/o female @TempleUniv student Friday night. @FOX29philly 5p and 6p. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/xpzGF5RtOb
— Dave Kinchen on FOX (@DKinchenFOX29) October 24, 2016
On Friday night Oct. 21, 2016 a group of teens were spotted on Temple University’s campus. TU alerts were sent out, notifying students to proceed with caution. The police counted up to 100 juveniles out that Friday night.
The events that occurred all happened between 8:30 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. Most of the action took place on Cecil B. Moore, but the juveniles were spread out all over the city. A few college students were assaulted and attacked along with an officer. No one has reported any threatening serious injuries.
Several attacks happened that evening. Earlier in the night at 8:30 p.m., police reported there were 20 juveniles on 1400 West Oxford. The juveniles attacked three college-aged people believed to be students at Temple. The victims stated they were kicked, punched and robbed. The victims were robbed of their belongings including a debit card, wallet and backpack.
A Temple junior gave her statement to the police. She stated that she and her boyfriend were walking when a large group of around 30 teens followed them. Her boyfriend ran away, but she was not able to get away. She was grabbed from the back of her head as the group of teens started hitting her head. The young woman was sent to the hospital. She did not have any serious injuries but she was mildly hurt. At around 9 p.m. a 15-year-old was also caught throwing rocks at cars passing by. When he was caught, he tackled a Temple officer to the ground. He was arrested on the spot and is being charged on multiple offenses.
The police have brought in around 50 teens from the attacks. So far only four have been arrested for their actions. Surveillance video has been released to the police and people have been identified. The teens’ actions were planned and police are trying very hard to get ahold of all the juveniles who were responsible for the scare on campus.