Suspects sought for assault and robbery at local campus

Suspects sought for assault and robbery at local campus

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two juveniles were assaulted and robbed on the Knoxville College campus on Friday afternoon, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. on 901 Knoxville College Dr.

The victims and a parent told police that a group of six or seven men came up to the juveniles. The suspects assaulted one of the victims and threatened them both with a firearm. One victim was forced to empty their pockets, and the suspects took the items.

Both juveniles then fled the campus and called police.

Officers temporarily shut the campus down and investigated the scene of the crime, and the investigation is ongoing.

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