The Jing Ying Institute for Martial Arts has established a new self-defense class in light of an incident on Friday where a juvenile was assaulted, according to police.
The new class will be taught Oct. 28 at Jing Ying in Arnold, and is geared at children aged 8 to 11, according to a press release. The class is $10 for each child, and they must be accompanied by an adult.
"Let's empower ourselves and our children, and learn the best ways to stay safe," the release stated.
On Friday, a juvenile was grabbed by an adult aged 19-23 on Shore Acres Road. The juvenile fought back by kicking and screaming, which caused the man to flee the scene. Authorities are currently looking for the suspect, described as having chin-length dark hair.
Police spokesman Lt. Frank Tewey said there was no indication that the incident was an attempted abduction, robbery or anything other than an assault.
Patch has requested additional information about the incident from the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
The class is also a fundraiser. All proceeds will go toward the Friends of Broadneck Park's effort to raise money for renovated playground equipment at Broadneck Park. Participants are also asked to bring a nonperishable food item for Serving People Across Neighborhoods (SPAN)'s pantry.
Anyone interested in the class can RSVP by emailing BAYSPlayground@gmail.com.
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