Teen Hits Woman with Fire Extinguisher, Cops Say

South Whitehall Police report a 17-year-old boy assaulted a woman at an office building and then two others while he was fleeing the scene.

On Monday at 4 p.m., South Whitehall Police report a 17-year-old boy assaulted a woman with his hands and then got a fire extinguisher from the building, discharged it at her and then struck her with it at an office building at 1620 Pond Road.

Police report the juvenile then left the building, damaged two vehicles in the parking lot and also assaulted two additional people in the lot.

The female victim was transported to Lehigh Valley Health Network by Cetronia Ambulance Corps. The other two individuals refused treatment.

Woodlawn Fire Company responded for a fire alarm activation at the Pond Road office building. It was determined the juvenile discharged the fire extinguisher inside the office building and because of the dry chemical contamination the fire department had the occupants clear the building until the chemical powder could be removed.

The juvenile was transported to LVHN for injuries he sustained during the alleged assault. He was then charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct and placed in the Lehigh County Juvenile Detention Center. The press release did not say where police caught the boy.


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