A local youth was taken to Chandler Regional Medical Center with minor injuries after being slashed with a pocket knife during a fight at Maricopa’s Copper Sky Skate Park Thursday afternoon.
According to Maricopa Police Department spokesman Colt Homan, an altercation began between two 16-year-olds in the skate park, and one pulled out a pocket knife and slashed the other.
Both teens were transported to Chandler Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The slashing victim received a cut, and the suspect had minor scrapes due to the scuffle.
The suspect was taken to a juvenile facility and booked on an aggravated assault charge.
Rumors of the incident’s origin began circulating Maricopa, but Homan clarified the incident was simply a fight between teenagers.
“Rumors of there being a drug deal were false,” Homan said. “This was just a quarrel.”