Teen charged after attack on family celebrating Fourth of July on riverfront

A teenager was arrested and charged after police say he attacked a family out on the riverfront enjoying their Fourth of July holiday.

It happened around 8:15 p.m. in the 200 block of Riverside Drive.

A witness to the incident told police he was up on a hill when he saw a 15-year-old boy throw fireworks into a crowd of people. The group was made up of at least two adults and several children, police noted in their report.

The firework hit a man in the group and he went to confront the teen. That’s when the suspect reportedly began to assault the victim. He allegedly hit the victim multiple times in the face before three other suspects joined in.

The woman that was with the victim told police that two members of the group then turned on her. She claimed she was also punched about the face and body multiple times.

The children were not hurt.

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