Police Arrest Herndon Teen For Animal Slashings | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Police Arrest Herndon Teen For Animal Slashings

Play associated audio
One of the Spirit Open horses that was slashed by an unknown attacker. Spirit Open uses horses as therapy for people with disabilities.
Elliott Francis
One of the Spirit Open horses that was slashed by an unknown attacker. Spirit Open uses horses as therapy for people with disabilities.

A Virginia teenager is under arrest, charged in connection with a series of animal attacks in a Herndon animal park.

Fairfax County police say the unidentified 17-year-old was arrested late Saturday after investigators received a tip on his location. The teen faces  four felony counts of maiming animals, three misdemeanor counts for cruelty to animals and  two counts of unlawful entry.

The charges are related to a pair of incidents which happened one month apart in and around Frying Pan Park in Herndon. The first attack on April 26 left three horses slashed at the nearby Spirit Open Equestrian Park.

Then on May 26, a calf, several young goats and a chicken were found slashed at the petting zoo in Frying Pan Park. None of the injuries were life threatening, and all the animals recovered.

A motive for the attacks is still unknown.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 2

You can see a selection of Chinese films or meditate on the meaning of the word “axis” at an art exhibition.

NPR

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.
NPR

The Politics Of Calling In Sick

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.
NPR

Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated

Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., are now wearing body cameras. But cameras don't solve everything. Sometimes, they can create more disputes.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.