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5 teens arrested on suspicion of assaulting 3 off-duty Marines at San Clemente Pier

Four teen boys and a teen girl were arrested on Tuesday, May 30, in the reported assault of three off-duty Marines over the Memorial Day Weekend in San Clemente, officials said.

A video showing Marines surrounded and physically assaulted by a group of teenagers at San Clemente Pier circulated on Twitter over the weekend.

Those arrested were not publicly identified because they are juveniles. They were booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon not involving a firearm. Sheriff’s officials did not immediately identify the deadly weapon or weapons involved.

The victims were attacked by about 20 teenagers at the pier around 9:50 p.m. on Friday, May 26, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Mike Woodroof. The Marines suffered minor injuries and were treated and released at the scene.

It was initially reported two Marines were assaulted. In a Tuesday statement the Sheriff’s Department said a third Marine victim was located.

Additional suspects are still being sought by authorities.

Anyone with information on the assault should contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 949-425-1956. Anonymous information may be provided through Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

Source: Orange County Register

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