Philly police make arrest in 'Teen Night' stabbing

August 15, 2011 7:03:22 AM PDT
Police say a teenage boy is in custody after he stabbed a teenage girl following a bowling event with Philadelphia's mayor that was intended to curb youth violence.

Investigators say 18-year-old Corey Maxey stabbed the 16-year-old girl Saturday night following the "Teen Night" event with Mayor Michael Nutter at the Erie Lanes Bowling Alley.

At the end of the night, the bowling alley patrons were being let out in groups, police say. The suspect was in the group released prior to the victim's group.

As the two groups walked toward Erie and Torresdale avenues, police say Maxey tried to talk to the girl, but she ignored him.

At that point, police say, Maxey stuck a silver object in the girl's arm and she looked down to see blood.

She fled on foot and met up with family members who called police. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of the puncture wound.

Maxey remains in custody unable to post bail.

The bowling event was intended as a wholesome event in response to a recent rash of youth violence. The city began enforcing a 9 p.m. curfew in two neighborhoods in response.

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