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Posted on: July 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Marshalltown Skatepark Assault Investigation

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On Saturday, July 8, at 2:39pm, Marshalltown police officers responded to the Marshalltown Skatepark, located in the 800 block of South 6th Street, after receiving a report of someone chasing juveniles with a knife. Upon arrival, officers located a potential suspect and talked to witnesses. An investigation revealed that a juvenile male had been chasing a group of juveniles and was threatening them with a knife. No injuries were reported. A knife was recovered at the scene. A juvenile-male, age 13, was taken into custody on criminal charges of going armed with intent and interference with official acts. The juvenile has been referred to juvenile authorities.

(A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)

AUTHORITY: Michael W. Tupper, Chief of Police ( or 641.754.5771)

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