Arrests Made, One Officer Injured in Center City Teen Flash Mob
Looks like several arrests after large group of teens around Center City pic.twitter.com/OPjjslTHqc
— Noah Cohen (@noahyc) March 7, 2017
A flash mob that involved hundreds of kids yesterday in Center City left one police officer injured and reportedly resulted in the arrest of about 10 teenagers.
Officials told the Philly.com that the officer was injured around 5:30 p.m., when police first received calls informing them of a large group of teens fighting around the 1500 block of Chestnut Street. The officer reportedly suffered minor injuries.
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) March 7, 2017
SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III said transit police arrested 10 teens as the flash mobs continued to break out. Four teens are awaiting possible aggravated assault charges, according to Philly.com.
Nestel tweeted that the flash mob was “definitely the worst” he’s seen.
Nearly every day but today was definitely the worst I have seen. Now you know why we love rain and cold. https://t.co/mdpIoLVle8
— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) March 7, 2017
According to 6ABC, one boy who was allegedly assaulted in the subway was taken to Jefferson University Hospital for observation.
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