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juveniles randomly attacking restaurant patrons in Shaw in DC

Witnesses said there have recently been more incidents of juveniles as young as 12 years old taunting and assaulting restaurant patrons unprovoked.

WASHINGTON — Business owners and residents in Shaw said the District needs to do more to address ongoing harassment and attacks by juveniles in recent months. 

On Monday afternoon, multiple witnesses told WUSA9 a group of juveniles from 12 to 14 years old randomly targeted strangers and restaurants near the intersection of 6th Street and Florida Avenue in Northwest. 

Cagri Tanyol captured the moment officers stopped the juveniles after they allegedly rushed and shoved a stranger to steal his phone around 4:30 p.m. Tanyol lives on 6th Street and said when police left, the kids came back and started throwing stones and water at restaurant patrons across the street. They left only to return and fight with motorcyclists near the restaurant, according to him. 

“It turned into a

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