Teen Flash Mob Injures Three Including Off-Duty Cop in Philly’s City Center
A flash mob of over fifty teens randomly beat several people in Philly’s City Center on Saturday night.
The news media won’t describe the attackers but the kids were undoubtedly black teens.
There was a similar attack at Temple University in October.
Several people were hurt, including an off-duty police officer, in what people called a “flash mob” attack in Center City on Saturday night.
According to police, a smaller group of juveniles broke off from a large crowd and began attacking people in the area of 16th and Walnut streets around 6 p.m. Saturday night. Six people were injured.
Officials say one of the victims was a 55-year-old police officer, who was off-duty at the time. The officer, who has not yet been identified, was punched repeatedly while trying to grab one of several teens kicking two individuals and suffered a possible fracture to his right orbital bone. His wife was also assaulted and punched in the face after throwing water on the assailants in an attempt to stop their attack.
“We looked and we saw people who had obviously been beaten up,” an unnamed witness told NBC10. “They were bleeding from their heads. We saw at least three people that were like that.”
— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) November 13, 2016