Juveniles accused in city attacks involved in violent attack on Boston Common, police say

A group of juveniles accused in several recent attacks in Boston are accused of attacking two Suffolk University students as they walked through the Boston Common this week. The incident happened near the Earl of Sandwich restaurant on Boston Common Wednesday evening around 6:30 pm Suffolk University said one of the students was punched by one of the juveniles, who were approximately 11-14 years of age. Boston police said they have identified two minors involved in an attack, one of whom will be summoned to court.Police said an 11-year-old girl is too young to be charged under state law and a 13-year-old boy will be summoned to juvenile court. Police said they are part of the group that also attacked a 20-year-old in Downtown Crossing and harassed people at the McDonald’s in Roxbury. A police report said the 11-year-old girl “began punching (the victim) and knocked her glasses off of her face. She then stepped on the glasses before punching again.” Police said the same group threw rocks and bottles at customers at a McDonald’s in Roxbury on Sunday. The troubling crimes have frustrated police, who under law, cannot charge children under the age of 12. DCF is also investigating, but as the daylight attacks continue , some are taking extra precautions, worried they could be the next victims.

A group of juveniles accused in several recent attacks in Boston are accused of attacking two Suffolk University students as they walked through the Boston Common this week.

The incident happened near the Earl of Sandwich restaurant on Boston Common Wednesday evening around 6:30 pm

Suffolk University said one of the students was punched by one of the juveniles, who were approximately 11-14 years of age.

Boston police said they have identified two minors involved in an attack, one of whom will be summoned to court.

Police said an 11-year-old girl is too young to be charged under state law and a 13-year-old boy will be summoned to juvenile court.

Police said they are part of the group that also attacked a 20-year-old in Downtown Crossing and harassed people at the McDonald’s in Roxbury.

A police report said the 11-year-old girl “began punching (the victim) and knocked her glasses off of her face. She then stepped on the glasses before punching again.”

Police said the same group threw rocks and bottles at customers at a McDonald’s in Roxbury on Sunday.

The troubling crimes have frustrated police, who under law, cannot charge children under the age of 12.

DCF is also investigating, but as the daylight attacks continue, some are taking extra precautions, worried they could be the next victims.

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