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TIMELINE: TARC stabbing results in violent teen mob

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The city is on alert and citizens are concerned after a string of violent incidents in downtown Louisville. Police say it all started when a group of teens gathered to remember a TARC stabbing victim.

Here is a timeline of events from the stabbing incident to a grand jury's decision not to charge the suspect.

Sunday, March 16
Me'Quale Offutt, 14, and a 13-year-old girl are stabbed on a TARC bus. Anthony Rene Allen, 44, is arrested that same evening, charged with two counts of assault.

Tuesday, March 18
Offutt dies in the hospital from his injuries. The charges against Allen are upgraded to murder.

Saturday, March 22
A group of about 200 teens gather at Waterfront Park near the Big Four Bridge. Police say the teens came together through social media  in memory of the dead teen.

At 7:23 p.m., the first call is made to police.

Within 30 minutes, a 13-year-old girl is reportedly assaulted and robbed, and the adult who comes to her rescue is badly hurt.

The teens disperse and move south of Waterfront Park. Several assaults ensue, first at the White Castle on N. 1st and Market, and then Bader's Food Market.

Near Bader's Market, a woman, her boyfriend and five children are waiting at a stoplight when the teens start throwing trash cans at her car, punching her. She is dragged out of her car and seeks help at Bader's Food Market.

Assaults are also reported at 3rd and Chestnut, 5th and Broadway and 6th and Broadway

  • 10 people attacked: 8 white, 2 black
  • LMPD: At least 20 incidents from assault, robbery and vandalism

Wednesday, March 26
A grand jury decides not to indict Anthony Allen in the TARC stabbings after viewing surveillance video from that initial incident, saying he acted in self-defense.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer releases a letter to citizens, saying what he's doing to protect residents.

That includes installing 24 security cameras in Waterfront Park.

In addition, LMPD is now working directly with Jefferson County Public Schools to identify the 200 youth involved.

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