Four Teens Arrested In Mob Attacks On Temple University Students [VIDEOS]

Ford Springer | Contributor

Four juveniles were arrested in connection with the violent riot-style attacks that occurred Friday in North Philadelphia near Temple University, The Inquirer Daily News reports.

A portion of the mob-style attack can be seen from footage taken from a security camera that aired on Fox News.

According to Temple security, Some 150-plus juveniles scheduled a “meet up” on Instagram and mobilized the mob on Broad Street. Four minors were arrested for their participation in the attacks in which at least six Temple students were injured.

The mob, which appears to have been predominately African American, also attacked a university police officer and a Philadelphia police horse, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports. (RELATED: Flash Mobs 50-100 Strong Pounce On Random Pedestrians, Cops At Temple University)

The Temple police officer was in pursuit of a 15-year-old boy who pushed her off her bike to the ground. Other officers caught up with the teen a block down the road.

Another 15-year-old approached a police horse and “punched the animal in the head and face,” according to police. “The mounted officer” was busy dispersing something around 100 teens when the animal was attacked.

In another attack as many as 30 teens ganged up on an 18-year-old girl and two 19-year-old boys, according to police. The three students were beaten down by the mob that also stole one of their wallets, a debit card and a Bluetooth wireless speaker.

It took three different agencies, the Philadelphia Police Department, Temple University police and SEPTA police, to control the incident. About 50 minors were taken into custody for the riot-style attacks, of which only four were arrested.

Ford Springer

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