Assailant in clown mask allegedly stabbed teen to death

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READING, Pa. -- Police are investigating an situation in which a person wearing a clown mask stabbed a 16-year-old, who later died from the injuries.

According to the Reading Eagle, someone appeared in Reading, Penn. wearing a clown mask. A fight broke out soon after the clown was spotted.

Officials told the outlet that they responded to a report of a person lying on the front porch of a house, with a large crowd gathered in the street.

According to WNEP, the victim is Christian Torres, a 10th grader at Reading High School.

"We urge anyone who was there to contact the Reading police. Someone was wearing a clown mask and a fight broke out," Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams told Reading Eagle.

Reading Police Chief Andres Dominguez Jr. said that investigators believe there are several suspects.

"I believe the issue's gotten out of control," Dominguez told WNEP.

This incident comes, of course, on the heels of numerous 'creepy clown' sightings.

Here's how social media is reacting to recent clown sightings:

Reactions to scary clown sightings
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Reactions to scary clown sightings
"there has been a clown sighting in Tennessee.."
Y'all I can't sleep bc I looked up all the local clown sighting stories and I'm scared SOS
There's been a clown sighting in front of my apartment... Get my funeral ready goodnight
The "clown sighting" stuff is getting out of hand and personally freaking me out.
There was a clown sighting in Annapolis and I was like "they not gonna do that in Baltimore" this boy said "we got enough here already" LOL
So there was a clown sighting about 20 minutes from where I live

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