Teen questioned in connection with attack on serviceman
A 16-year-old Seaside Heights boy was questioned about the assault of a 28-year-old serviceman from Newport News, Va. Police were dispatched at 12:59 a.m. Sunday after calls began pouring in that a man was lying face down on the ground. Police found a manect bleeding, and near him were three other individuals, a male and two females. The victim was unconscious for a period of time and was incoherent when he did regain consciousness First Aid treated him at the scene he was transported to the trauma unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Investigators were told an argument ensued in Seaside Heights but that it ended three blocks away in Seaside Park. While the three unnamed witnesses say the 16-year-old threw the first punch and ultimately beat victim unconscious, officials said the teen claims the serviceman taunted him and grabbed him by the throat.
The 16-year-old was interviewed with a parent present and subsequently processed at the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center in Toms River.
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