15-Year-old assaulted in home by 3 teenage girls

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The following is a press release from the Surprise Police Department:

SURPRISE -- On Monday, August 18, 2008, at approximately 6:00 PM, Officers from the Surprise Police Department responded to the 15200 block of North 134th Lane in Surprise reference a report of unknown trouble. Upon their arrival officers contacted a 15 year old girl who reported she had been assaulted in her home by three other teenage girls. She indicated she knew two of the girls but was unfamiliar with the third.

The teen victim told police the three girls entered her home through an open back door. She said she fought with the girls, cutting one of the subjects with a kitchen knife. That subject fled the scene first, eventually followed by the two remaining girls. The victim reported having fought with these girls previously. All three subjects are still at large.

The victim was transported to Del E. Webb Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. The victim's 6-year old sibling was also home at the time of the incident but was unharmed.

Surprise, Arizona The incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surprise Police Department at 623.222.4000.