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Teen lifeguard beaten and stabbed after telling group to stop smoking and drinking, police say


WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Four people were arrested after a teenage lifeguard at a Massachusetts pond was beaten and stabbed, police said.

Worcester officers responded to Bell Pond in the city at about 6:30 p.m. for a report of several males attacking the lifeguard on duty, police said in a statement.

Upon arrival, the suspects were gone but officers found a 17-year-old male lifeguard suffering from stab wounds. The victim was given aid at the scene before being taken to the hospital. His condition was not disclosed.

Police learned that a group of men had been smoking and drinking in the area and were told that they had to stop or would be asked to leave, police said.

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One of those people became “verbally aggressive and threatening,” police said.

He left the park but returned a short time later with others and attacked the victim, who was also struck with a stick.

Police searched the area and found four suspects between the ages of 17 and 23. They face a variety of charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disturbing the peace. It could not be determined if they had attorneys.

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Posted by Worcester Police Department (Official) on Sunday, July 4, 2021

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