Stamford cops make arrest in school worker attack

Stamford police headquarters

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stamford police say they’ve arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with an attack that left a Stamford High School employee with several broken bones.

Authorities told The Advocate of Stamford that they charged the Stamford Academy student with first-degree assault and other crimes for his role in the unprovoked attack Tuesday afternoon. The boy’s name wasn’t released because of juvenile offender laws.

Police say four juveniles attacked the 63-year-old victim as he was walking during a lunch break. Police say they grabbed him, slammed him to the ground and punched him in the face. The worker suffered fractures to his back, neck and hand.

Police are trying to identify the other suspects.

Officials are worried the attack was a new game like “knockout,” where people randomly assault others.

Information from: The Advocate

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