Police: Facebook post on mall assault ‘fictitious’


Lower Paxton Township police say a report of an alleged assault at the Colonial Park Mall that was shared on social media is “fictitious.”

Numerous people called the police department last month after a Facebook post detailed an account of the alleged assault.

The post claimed that a man grabbed a woman around the neck, causing a physical altercation between the man and several women in the parking lot. The post further described the woman biting the man and causing injury.

Police said they identified all parties involved, including the woman, and after obtaining statements they determined no such assault occurred.

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