Tuesday 25 October 2016

Three youths held in US city dressed as clowns

Published 09/10/2016 | 20:56

The trio were said to be dressed as clowns
The trio were said to be dressed as clowns

Police in New Mexico have detained three youngsters dressed as clowns who were found with a firearm.

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Albuquerque p olice spokesman Simon Drobik said officers were dispatched to a call about a "clown sighting" near a children's clothing shop in the city.

Authorities located three juveniles donning clown masks.

Mr Drobik said they were also in possession of what appeared to be a handgun.

The investigation is ongoing and it is not clear what charges the trio may face.

The incident comes amid a host of incidents involving scary clown sightings across the US.

Also in New Mexico, police in Alamogordo have identified three boys who allegedly haunted a middle school dressed with a clown mask, and Roswell police have urged residents not to dress up as clowns after reports surfaced of clowns with bats walking around the city.


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