Northeast Times

Teen sought in Fels fight

Po­lice are look­ing for a teen who as­saul­ted a city po­lice of­ficer Jan. 16 in what be­came a con­front­a­tion between ju­ven­iles, the cop and school dis­trict po­lice near Samuel Fels High School that res­ul­ted in four ar­rests.

Ac­cord­ing to Phil­adelphia po­lice:

An of­ficer was work­ing on the 5700 block of Lang­don Street dur­ing the 3 p.m. dis­missal when he heard a whistle and saw a school of­fi­cial point­ing to­ward a group of ju­ven­iles run­ning from the school. A group of teen­age boys ap­proached and sur­roun­ded the cop as he tried to stop one of the ju­ven­iles, who then took off. The of­ficer pur­sued the teen to the 800 block of Sanger Street. When the of­ficer ap­proached the youth, who again was with the same group of teen­aged boys, the teen hit the of­ficer twice, cut­ting his face. The boys all fled east on Sanger Street.

School po­lice then as­sisted in chas­ing the teens. On the 900 block of Brill Street, the school dis­trict cops saw a large group of teen­age boys pro­tect­ing the teen who had as­saul­ted the of­ficer. While the city po­lice of­ficer tried to take the boy in cus­tody, the large group at­tacked the school po­lice. Dur­ing that fight, the teen be­ing sought man­aged to es­cape.

Ar­res­ted were a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy and two 17-year-old boys. All were charged with ag­grav­ated as­sault, ri­ot, simple as­sault, reck­lessly en­dan­ger­ing an­oth­er per­son and fight­ing. The teen who got away was black and 15-17 years old. He was wear­ing a white thermal shirt and gray pants and was car­ry­ing a black back­pack.   

The of­ficers who were at­tacked were treated for minor in­jur­ies.

Po­lice did not say why the school of­fi­cial poin­ted to the boys run­ning from the school. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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