Kennett Square PD Investigating Reported Assault of Teen Victim

Kennett Square Police Department

KENNETT SQUARE, PA — The Kennett Square Police Department received a report of an assault of a 17-year-old on South Union Street, Kennett Square.

Authorities that on October 2, 2021, at approximately 5:26 PM, an assault allegedly took place in the 100 block of South Union Street. The victim, a 17-year-old juvenile male, was sitting in his vehicle stopped at the traffic light. The victim reported that the light was green; however, an unknown male was standing in the crosswalk talking to the vehicle in front of the victim’s vehicle. It was reported that another vehicle in traffic honked its horn. The male approached the victim, cursed at him, threatened him, then slapped and punched him in the face before fleeing the scene. The suspect was reported to be wearing a teal green “Vissla” surfing company t-shirt and khaki pants. The suspect was accompanied by a female who also fled the scene.

The timing of this incident occurred near the conclusion of a local event. Due to this, there were a large number of pedestrians in the area so we believe that there may be other witnesses to this incident.

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, contact Officer Cole Burkhart at [email protected] or 610-444-0501.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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