PATH Riders Calling For More Police

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — PATH riders are calling for more police following another violent incident.

Six teenagers were arrested after allegedly harassing people and tossing bottles at the Hoboken PATH station around 1 p.m. Tuesday, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.

PATH riders said they are seeing more and more of these types of violent incidents involving groups of teens.

“They’ll be in there swinging from the bars that you hold onto, they’ll be sitting on top of the seats, they’ll be smacking people in the back of the head as they’re getting off the train,” PATH rider John McGinley said.

“I think there should be more truant officers running around scooping them up because they’re not going to school,” one man said.

“It’s gangs of kids, they’re causing trouble most of the time,” another man said.

On Sunday, two teenagers were arrested after allegedly attacking a British couple at the Ninth Street PATH station in Greenwich Village. During the attack, police said a female victim fell and hit her head. She was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.

Last month, several teens were arrested after allegedly robbing and assaulting people on a Hoboken-bound PATH Train. One of the victims, a 21-year-old from Budd Lake, received eight stitches in his lip. Other victims suffered lacerations and bruises.

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