CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) — Eyewitness News is told a suspect has been arrested for allegedly damaging a youth football field in Camden, New Jersey last week.

Efforts are underway to repair the field, but officials say probably won’t be ready this season.

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“I’m at a loss for words. This is a sad thing.”

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Twenty-eight-year-old Alexander Peters, of Gloucester City, has been arrested.

CBS3’s Alexandria Hoff is told Peters was very emotional for the sadness he caused to the kids.

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Football coach Rob Kelley said of the kids, “They were totally upset. One of them started crying and said ‘what are we going to do? Are we done?’ I said no. We’re going to make it happen.”