A Jersey City teenager was assaulted and left bloodied — possibly by two people from New York who had been visiting her neighbors — early this morning, the Jersey Journal is reporting.
The 17-year-old girl was found bleeding from a laceration to her face at 12:26 a.m. and she was treated at the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, police said. Police believe she was struck with a long, glass hookah pipe and punched in the face on Bostwick Avenue, not far from her home.
The teen told police she and a friend were walking on Bostwick when a man described by police as a 30-year-old Bronx, N.Y. man said “Why you being so loud?” The teen told police an argument ensued and the man punched her in the face and then struck with the hookah pipe.
A woman who was with the assailant, ran up to a second-floor apartment on Bostwick, then returned to the street and fled in a car, the police report said. Police investigating the incident found a blood trail leading from the scene of the assault to that apartment, the police report said.
One of the residents told police that family members from the Bronx had visited, but they had left an hour earlier.