Gang Knife Attack at Manassas Mall, Two Teens Arrested

Victim stabbed multiple times with pocket knives, according to Prince William County Police.

Gang Knife Attack at Manassas Mall, Two Teens Arrested
Gang Knife Attack at Manassas Mall, Two Teens Arrested
A Manassas teen is recovering and two other teens are arrested in an alleged gang stabbing at Manassas Mall on Tuesday.

The two teens arrested, one 17 years old and the other 16 years old, both of Manassas, were not identified. They each face charges of malicious wounding, assault & battery and gang participation. A third teen is wanted for malicious wounding, assault & battery, and gang participation.

Police responded to the Sudley Road mall regarding a fight. The victim, 17, told police that was standing outside of the mall, near the food court entrance when he was surrounded by a group of other teens claiming to be from MS13, according to police spokesman Officer Jonathan Perok. 

"During the encounter, the group assaulted the victim and slashed him 
multiple times to the upper body with pocket knives," Perok stated in a release. "The group dispersed prior to police arriving at the location."

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the Gang Unit responded and were able to identify three of the 
assailants and apprehend the two suspects now held in the case.
Natassia Grover February 07, 2014 at 09:11 AM
See, this is why we can't have nice things. Manassas Mall is going to lose customers and businesses if this crap keeps up, and it will be like most malls around the country: Closed.
Rick Young February 07, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Still don't see why gangs can't be rounded up and caged. I blame the LIBERALS that always want to counsel these people for a few months then release them back into society where most will return to the gangster life. Allowing them to always get "Out of Jail" passes gangs will always thrive, reproduce and prey on law abiding citizens. Sterilization is the answer. Bad seeds should not be allowed to breed. Society needs to start protecting itself from criminal element in society.
Natassia Grover February 07, 2014 at 01:25 PM
MS-13? Sounds like quite a few of those "teens" should be deported.
Jamie February 07, 2014 at 04:16 PM
The problem will only grow worse. The war on gangs has been lost. The ones that are captured are given light sentences and slaps on the wrist and allowed to waltz free back into society where the behavior just escalates..Thats our judicial system hard at work. .Now its not safe to even go to the mall. Manassas Mall is not what it once was anyway. Most of the upscale stores that use to be there was moved out many years ago. There is nothing to encourage anyone to the mall anymore. Sad that now we must have the gangs moving in taking our lives hostage. We should of seen this coming. With growth, comes trash. With trash, comes fear. With fear comes trouble and with trouble comes death. Very glad to hear the teen will be ok physically. Mentally its probably going to be a bit harder to process. Sad.
Mr. Reality February 07, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Why do we tolerate this behavior from foreigners that bring their social dysfunction to our country?! This liberal wave is destroying this country.
tojo February 09, 2014 at 08:15 PM
The best idea would be to deport each and every one of them. and "Repatriate" the Negro to Africa for the good of all mankind. [If you get my drift.]
tojo February 09, 2014 at 08:16 PM
It's time to start a little "Secret" club like in the good old days to deal with this scum.
Natassia Grover February 10, 2014 at 11:13 PM
Tojo, you sound like a troll. As for the idea that growth brings trash...I disagree. What matters is the demographics of the growth: education level, socioeconomic status, family status, culture, race, ethnicity, and religion. A city will reflect its people.
Jamie February 11, 2014 at 10:38 PM
So, in other words, there is no hope for Manassas? Growth does bring bad elements with it. You can't show one area in this nation where some level of violence is not going on. If you can please share... All the rest does not matter. People on both ends of the spectrum commit acts of violence. Doesn't matter the education level, economic wealth, race etc. In the boiling pot of humanity there will always be acts of hate no matter your status in life.


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