PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Police say four people, including an off-duty police detective and his wife, were injured in a “flash mob” attack by some teens among a crowd of juveniles in Center City Philadelphia.
Police say a large crowd of juveniles were at 16th and Walnut Streets at about 6 p.m. Saturday when some among the group began randomly assaulting people on the street. The 55-year-old detective was punched from behind when he tried to make arrests and was left with an orbital fracture to his right eye. His 53-year-old wife was also punched in the face after she tried to come to husband’s aid.
The couple and two other victims were taken to Jefferson Hospital for treatment. Two others declined medical attention.
Two 16-year-old youths were arrested after another attack nearby.
Police are seeking surveillance video to try to identify other suspects and asking anyone with information to come forward.
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