Police Searching for Assailant in Clown Mask After Pennsylvania Teen Stabbed to Death
READING, Pa. — Police are investigating an incident in which a person in a clown mask stabbed and killed a 16 year old in Reading, Pennsylvania on Sunday night.
According to the Reading Eagle, a fight broke out after a person showed up wearing a clown mask. Officials told the newspaper that they responded to reports of a person lying on a front porch of a home, and that there was a large crowd in the street.
The victim was identified as Christian Torres, 16, a 10th grader at Reading High School.
Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams told the paper, “We urge anyone who was there to contact the Reading police. Someone was wearing a clown mask and a fight broke out.”
Reading Police Chief Andres Dominguez Jr. said that investigators believe there are several suspects. “I believe the issue’s gotten out of control,” Dominguez said.
This latest incident comes on the heels of numerous ‘creepy clown’ sightings throughout the country, including reports of clowns harassing children in Pottsville last week.