PHILADELPHIA, June 27 (UPI) -- A woman suffered a broken leg and several other people were hurt when a large group of teenagers assaulted pedestrians in Philadelphia, police said.
Philadelphia police responded to reports of pedestrians being attacked by a band of young people late Saturday along Broad Street, the Philadelphia Daily News reported.
Emily Guendelsberger, 27, a city editor for the Onion satirical newspaper and Web site, said she was walking with friends when they were accosted.
Guendelsberger was "jumped" by 30 to 40 men who punched and kicked her, a police report said.
Guendelsberger's leg was broken in the assault.
A friend with Guendelsberger at the time of the attack said that when she and her group tried to run, about 20 teenagers pursued them.
"They were kicking kids down and punching them when they were down," Molly Eichel said.
Two other friends went to local hospitals for treatment of facial injuries, she said.
The attacks came two days after a "flash mob" of dozens of teenagers raided a Sears store in neighboring Upper Darby, Pa., stealing thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, the Daily News reported Monday. Sixteen suspects were arrested in that incident.
Similar mass attacks and thefts have been reported in Chicago recently.