Schools are closed and residents are being urged to remain inside because the search is underway for 4 teenagers who attacked a guard, stole his automotive and fled from a youth detention facility in southern New Jersey.
The escape came about on the Harborfields Youth Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City — about 20 miles inland from Atlantic City — round 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office says the youths overpowered the guard and drove off in his automotive. They sideswiped one other automobile earlier than they crashed into a house and ran from the scene.
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The guard was taken to a hospital.
Egg Harbor City’s faculties and Galloway Township Public Schools had been closed as a precaution following the escape. Law enforcement additionally requested Egg Harbor City residents to remain of their properties except they’ve to depart and name 911 in the event that they see one thing suspicious.
One of the suspects is 18 (accused of committing a criminal offense whereas 17), one is 17 and two are 16-years-old. No names have been launched. The teenagers had been sporting minimal clothes after they escaped — one in a white boxers, a cream shirt and flip-flops and two others in thermal pants, white boxers and probably a white T-shirt.
Temps in a single day in Egg Harbor City dipped into the higher 30 and low 40s.
“More than likely they are gonna be cold, so if they don’t have a ride already, they are going to be looking for some type of clothing,” Acting Atlantic County sheriff Mike Petuskey mentioned. “We don’t know if they are going to break into a house, we have no idea.”
Harborfields homes 27 juveniles awaiting court docket hearings.
Authorities did not reveal what crimes the juveniles are accused of committing however they did say that as a result of severity of the crimes, the kids needs to be thought-about harmful.
Published 2 hours in the past | Updated four minutes in the past
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