According to Philadelphia Police Public Affairs, there are five juveniles in custody in relation to the attack of a Temple student with a brick. As of this update, there have been no arrests and no charges filed, though public affairs noted that that could change “at any moment.”
NBC10 reports that Philadelphia police have made an arrest in the attack.
Temple says five suspects total are in custody.
— Temple University (@TempleUniv) March 25, 2014
Four teenage girls attacked a Temple student with a brick and attempted to rob her boyfriend on the 1600 block of Norris Street Friday, police say. The cops have now released a video of the four suspects.
NBC 10 reported a student was attacked by a group of 7 to 10 girls before the assault on the other two students.
Commissioner Charles Ramsay told KYW 1060’s Jim Melwert the teens are in for a rude awakening: “We’re going to charge them. If we find them, we will charge them. There’s no question about that. They’ll find out very quickly it’s not funny.”
Police say the group hopped on a SEPTA bus at 17th and Norris after the attack and attempted robbery. If you see them, police say to dial 911. To report a tip, call 215.686.8477.
The description from the Police:
On March 21, 2014, at 6:00pm, the complainant her boyfriend were walking on the 1600 block of Norris Street. When they came to the intersection of 17th and Norris Streets, they were approached by a large group of unknown females. One of the female suspects then struck the complainant in the face with a brick causing extensive damage while the other females attempted to rob the complainant’s boyfriend. After the assault the suspects fled the area and were last seen boarding a SEPTA bus traveling south on 17th Street. The complainant was transported to Hahnemann Hospital where she was treated for dislocated teeth and other facial injuries.
Suspect #1: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, braids, and wearing a red t-shirt.
Suspect #2: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, straight hair, tattoos on her arms and chest, and wearing a denim jacket.
Suspect #3: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, hair tied in a bun, 5’0″, and acted hyper.
Suspect #4: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, straight hair, tall, and was dressed all in white.