Temple student hit as paintballs fired from building

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Police took one teen into custody after paintballs were fired from a building near the campus of Temple University in North Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Police took one teen into custody after paintballs were fired from a building near the campus of Temple University in North Philadelphia.

One of those paintballs struck a Temple University student. However, that student did not need to go to the hospital.

Action News was there as the teen was taken into custody by police, who received multiple reports of someone firing from a window on Diamond near 15th on Sunday.

Temple student Travis Copenhaver says this isn't new to the area.

"I was walking up 16th Street past the school, and people were yelling about the paintballs, kids with paintball guns, and I saw this girl covering her face," he said.

This comes about one week after police arrested four juveniles for what they compared to a 'flash mob' of attacks on Temple students near campus.

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Security tight Friday night, one week after violence broke out in the area around Temple University.


Earlier this month, detectives were trying to track the person who fired pellets and paintballs at pedestrians near 52nd and Jefferson.

Temple police alerted students to be careful in the area.
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