Teenagers stabbed at Bustleton church carnival


Three teen­agers may have gone to the an­nu­al Ma­ter­nity BVM par­ish car­ni­val on Fri­day night hop­ing to grab a brass ring. In­stead, they got brass knuckles and a knife, Phil­adelphia po­lice say.

Sev­er­al would-be rob­bers jumped the un­sus­pect­ing youths at about 10 p.m. at the car­ni­val on the 9300 block of Bustleton Ave.

At first, the three sus­pects de­man­ded money. The vic­tims ap­par­ently re­fused and a fight broke out. One at­tack­er pulled out a knife, while a second gripped brass knuckles.

One vic­tim suffered a stab wound of the neck, was taken by para­med­ics to Aria Health-Tor­res­dale and ad­mit­ted in stable con­di­tion. A second vic­tim suffered a “su­per­fi­cial” cut to the left calf, while a third vic­tim ended up with a “su­per­fi­cial” cut to the left fore­arm along with a swollen left eye, po­lice said.

The second and third vic­tims were taken to Aria Health-Tor­res­dale by private vehicle, eval­u­ated and re­leased.

Noth­ing was stolen in the mel­ee. The three rob­bers fled the car­ni­val on foot. One was de­scribed as white, 16 years old and wear­ing a gray T-shirt and tan khaki pants. A second as­sail­ant was de­scribed as white, 15 years old and wear­ing a blue shirt and blue jeans. The third vic­tim was de­scribed only as a white male. ••


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