Two children referred to probation after man attacked

According to The Columbia Paper, HUDSON—Two youths under the age of 18 have been identified in connection with an attack on a man over 60.

According to a press release from Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore, Hudson City Police responded to a report of a large fight at the intersection of Second and Warren streets, Friday, October 14 at 8:40 p.m.

Arriving officers spoke with the complainant, a 64-year-old man, who said he had been attacked by a group of youths. He stated that some juveniles were blocking the sidewalk as he attempted to walk past. Allegedly, a verbal exchange escalated and several of the juveniles began punching and kicking the man. Despite claiming injuries to his head, the complainant refused medical treatment at the scene.

The City Police patrol division and detective bureau jointly investigated the incident. During the investigation it was discovered that the youths allegedly involved in this matter were less than 18 years old, below the age wherein children can be held criminally responsible for their conduct.

On December 19, two of the children that were identified by police received referrals to the Columbia County Probation Department for a Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS) petition. The parents of the children have been notified.

They were identified after patrol was given a general description. Parents were interviewed and verified their children’s’ involvement. Lastly, some of the children posted on social media about the incident, the chief told The Columbia Paper this week.

Hudson Police conducted the investigation together with the Columbia County Probation Department and the Columbia County Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to call the Hudson City Police Detective Division at 518-828-3388.

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