PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police have arrested a male after he allegedly stabbed a teenage girl following a sponsored event at Erie Lanes Bowling Alley Saturday evening.
Corey Maxey, 18, was arrested without incident at his home in the 1300 block of N. 10th Street Sunday morning after police say he stabbed a 16-year-old girl in the hand the night before.
The “Teen Night” event at the bowling alley, where Mayor Michael Nutter bowled with teenagers in an effort to stop the violence, had just ended when several hundred teenagers were released in groups before heading home (see related story).
According to authorities, Maxey approached a female in another group walking toward Erie and Torresdale Avenues. He reportedly attempted to talk to the victim, but when she ignored him, he returned moments later and allegedly stabbed her in the arm with an unknown silver object.
The suspect then fled the area on foot, police said.
The victim was able to reach out to family members and call police. She was transported to St. Christopher’s Hospital for treatment and is in stable condition. Police said the victim claimed she knows the suspect.
During Maxey’s arrest, police recovered a small retractable knife blade from his home. Maxey is charged with Assault, Simple Assault and Terroristic threats.