16-year-old Arlington student stabbed to death during football game
A 16-year-old Arlington High School student has died after a big brawl broke out at the end of Friday night’s football game.
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports that a suspect is now in custody after an unprecedented response from several law enforcement agencies.
The incident took place around 9:00 p.m. on September 17 after the game at Arlington High School in Lagrange. Social media posts showed dozens of police cars at the scene, with witnesses saying a “huge brawl” got “out of control” after the game.
The video below was posted to Facebook by Saia Mojica who claimed to quit the game when the fight broke out not far from where she was.
Several social media and local news outlets jumped on the reports on Friday evening, claiming that several knife victims had been rushed to hospitals in the region. The sheriff’s office says these reports were false and made prematurely. The victim’s name has not been publicly identified.
An 18-year-old resident of the town of Poughkeepsie has been arrested after an investigation into the incident. Nestor A. Ortiz-Ocampo is charged with first degree manslaughter in connection with the stabbing. He should be arrested on Saturday.
No further details of the case are released, but investigators encourage anyone present at the incident to contact the sheriff’s office with information that may be useful in their ongoing investigation.
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