S, WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. | Authorities allege an Allentown teen slashed a girl at Dorney Park and bit the man who tried to stop him as he tried to make his escape.
South Whitehall Township police charged Jorge A. Otero Jr. with multiple counts of assault following the alleged attack Saturday night. District Judge Rashid Santiago arraigned the 18-year-old Sunday morning, setting bail at $20,000.
Township police responded to Dorney Park shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report of a stabbing.
Authorities allege Otero pulled a razor blade from his pocket and slashed a juvenile female across the left hand, according to court records. Police said the victim sustained a large cut to her hand.
As Otero tried to run, he was confronted by a man, who tried to stop him. Police allege Otero bit the man twice on the left hand and once on the right shoulder, breaking skin, according to records.
Shortly after the struggle with the bystander, park security apprehended Otero. It’s not clear from court records whether Otero knew the victim or what spurred the alleged attack.
Dorney Park visitors pass through metal detectors before entering the park. A park spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
Police charged Otero, of East Court Street in Allentown, with two felony counts of aggravated assault and two misdemeanor counts of simple assault. He was released from custody on Sunday after a bondsman posted his bail.
Otero’s next court date is a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 7.