Assailant in clown mask allegedly stabbed teen to death
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: