Connecticut Students Beaten, Stabbed After High School Basketball Game: Cops

Two teens were injured after a mob attacked them and one of them was stabbed after a high school basketball game in Connecticut on Friday, police say. 

About 15 to 20 boys and men attacked two Brien McMahon High School students after a game at Stamford High School on Friday night, according to police. 

The mob then "viciously attacked" the teens when they said they were from Norwalk. The attackers punched and kicked the victims repeatedly, stabbing one of them in the right side of his chest and causing "serious dental injury" to the other, police said. Both victims also suffered from several lacerations and bruises. 

They immediately left after the attack and went to Norwalk Hospital for treatment, and Norwalk police then looped in the Stamford Police Department.

"This is an unfortunate incident that occurred in the Stamford community and the SPD used, and is currently using, every resource to identify and arrest the perpetrators involved," Stamford police said. "Every student from other communities should feel safe to come to sporting events in the city and the SPD wants it to be known that this type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. More arrests are expected."

Stamford police and Stamford High School resource officers investigated and identified the alleged main aggressor as Malik Claiborne, 19. 

Police found Claiborne at his home on Monday and charged him with second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit the crime, police said. The court set his bond at $25,000. 

Stamford police said they are working to find out who else was involved and that they expect more arrests. 

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