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Newark Police Make Arrests In Post-Concert Attacks

Police have arrested and charged three teenagers in connection with a series of violent assaults that occurred after a concert at Newark’s Prudential Center.

The Prudential Center in Newark
The Prudential Center in Newark during X Factor auditions. (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

Police Director Samuel DeMaio says two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old were arrested Wednesday after police received a tip that they had been involved in Saturday’s assaults. The three were arrested as they rode an NJ Transit bus on Broad Street.
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They have been charged with rioting, aggravated assault, robbery and conspiracy.

 

 

Police said a gang of about 15 to 20 youths attacked people as they left a sold-out concert by the band Red Hot Chili Peppers.

One Pennsylvania man suffered a fractured eye socket and another man suffered a broken collarbone.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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