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Teens Due In Court For Alleged Role In Two Separate Flash Mob Attacks

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(Surveillance video captured portion of a mob attack in center city Philadelphia.)

(Surveillance video captured portion of a mob attack in center city Philadelphia.)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Several teens are due in court today, facing serious charges for their alleged roles in random attacks and flash mobs late last month.

In all, six kids are due in family court, all facing charges for attacks on July 29th. Three of them are charged in the attack of a man near 4th and Walnut Streets.

The other three, ages 11, 16, and 17 are charged with the Center City rampage.

Earlier this month, a judge ordered the teens held for trial, and if they’re found guilty, these kids could end up in juvenile detention until they’re 21.

Commissioner Charles Ramsey said previously, “It’s just sad, but they brought it upon themselves so they have to pay the price.”

Now, later today, a town hall will be held at 6 p.m. at Vare Recreation Center at 2600 Moore Street in South Philadelphia. That will feature deputy mayor of safety Everette Gillison and other city officials to answer questions from parents about this mob violence and also about the new curfew restrictions.

Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio 1060

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