The clowns are becoming bolder.
>Police are investigating an incident in which a person in a clown mask stabbed and killed a 16 year old in Reading, Pennsylvania on Sunday night.
>According to the Reading Eagle, a fight broke out after a person showed up wearing a clown mask. Officials told the newspaper that they responded to reports of a person lying on a front porch of a home, and that there was a large crowd in the street.
>The victim was identified as Christian Torres, 16, a 10th grader at Reading High School.
>Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams told the paper, “We urge anyone who was there to contact the Reading police. Someone was wearing a clown mask and a fight broke out.”
>Reading Police Chief Andres Dominguez Jr. said that investigators believe there are several suspects. “I believe the issue’s gotten out of control,” Dominguez said.
>In Reading, Ohio, an entire public school system is closed this morning due to the threat of "creepy clowns," one of which allegedly attacked and choked a 45-year-old woman.
>FOX-19 in Ohio reports that all Reading Community City Schools and Mt. Notre Dame High School are closed today in wake of the clown attack on the woman, who was not seriously hurt and went to Bethesda North Hospital for evaluation.
>The Ohio news station reports that officers responded to a report of "a person assaulted by a person dressed as a clown" at South Terrace Apartments off Reading Road about 2:30 a.m. today:
>"The victim stated that a male black subject, possibly a juvenile, assaulted her and made threats against Reading Junior and Senior High Schools for Friday. Superintendent Chuck LaFata was contacted and he decided to close the schools for the day," police said in a prepared statement.
>SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse Police say the creepy clown problem has made its way to the city.
>A 10-year-old boy was found hiding in between two houses on Spring Street this morning after he saw three people dressed in clown costumes on his way to school, according to Syracuse Police. The child told police that the clowns started walking towards him when they saw him, and when they did he ran away as fast as he could before calling 911.
>Police say they received a description of the three unknown individuals dressed as clowns from the child, but a search of the area didn't yield any of the suspects. As their investigation continued, police say they learned other children seen the clowns, and one child told them he was chased by what appeared to be the same three suspects dressed as clowns.