Monday 25 September 2017

Clown mask prank teenager stabbed in Berlin street

The clown craze has spread across Europe and the US
The clown craze has spread across Europe and the US

A teenager has been stabbed after attempting to frighten a group of young people in Berlin by wearing a clown mask and brandishing a hammer.

Police said a 14-year-old in the group responded by pulling a knife and stabbing the clown, only to find that the person behind the mask was a 16-year-old acquaintance.

He rendered first aid until emergency services could arrive.

The older teenager was taken to hospital, while the 14-year-old was released to his parents.

A rash of sightings - some confirmed, some not - have been reported in Europe and the US of people dressed as clowns and acting in a disturbing manner.

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