Crowd Stampedes After Teen Stabbed at NJ Boardwalk

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed on a boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey, on Saturday, causing panic among the crowd at the scene.

NBC 10 reported that a crowd fled the scene on 12th Street just after 9 p.m. after a teenager was stabbed in the area of ​​9th and 10th Avenues. report Sunday.

Police said officers arrived on the scene after receiving reports of a fight and found an injured boy who had reportedly been targeted by unknown assailants.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where his injuries were deemed non-life threatening.

image show Young people fleeing the scene after the incident:

“We have an extremely talented team of officers stationed on the Boardwalk and throughout our town who will enforce all laws to the fullest extent of their ability. While Ocean City always welcomes all guests, we want to send a clear message to parents and teens: If you don’t want to behave, don’t come,” Ocean City Mayor Jay A. Gillian said in a statement.

Gillian too I got it. According to Fox 29, large groups of teens were reportedly engaged in shoplifting, fighting and disturbance of the peace over the weekend.

“We understand the impact this type of behavior has on all of our residents, visitors and business owners, and we want to assure everyone that Ocean City will not tolerate this type of behavior,” he said.

Police are now appealing for anyone with further information about the stabbing to get in touch.

According to Philly Voice: Fight Two girls were involved in a fight on the boardwalk late Friday. Police eventually broke it up and detained several young people before releasing them to their parents.

“Police said no weapons were used in the altercation and no injuries were reported,” the media outlet reported.

“Last year, Ocean City instituted an 11 p.m. curfew for minors and a ban on backpacks on the boardwalk after 8 p.m. as part of a broader effort to curb rowdy teen behavior, a continuing problem in the coastal town,” it added.