Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Teens Violently Attack Eagle Rock Jogger with Skateboards, Steal His MP3 Player

night-crimescenetape.jpg
Photo by Adrian Miles © via Flickr
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

The LAPD has arrested one suspect and are looking for "four or five male youths in their teens" after an Eagle Rock resident was violently assaulted while running at the Yosemite Recreation Center last night, according to the Eagle Rock Patch.The attack left the victim with severe lacerations to his head, a broken hand and possibly broken ribs. The violence has shocked the community and sparked fears about increasing danger in the area as well as demands for explanations and increased security.

Residents packed last night's news conference where detectives explained they had one suspect in custody based on a witness tip and that they believed, despite resident concerns, this attack was an "isolated incident unconnected to any gang activity."