LYNN, MASS. (WHDH) - Three juveniles were detained after police responded to a reported armed robbery in Lynn Tuesday afternoon, Lynn police said.

Two teens told police they were approached by a group of males around 3 p.m. on Fayette Street. One sustained a non-life threatening injury to his back, and the group of perpetrators also took his backpack.

The teenager told 7News he was the victim of the crime. He said he was walking home from school when a group of people approached him, shoved and stabbed him with a machete.

A neighbor pulled over to help.

“There’s a whole bunch of kids having a commotion. I pull over, I said hey you guy okay. He’s holding his back,” neighbor John Tom said. “He was like, ‘No, I was just jumped and stabbed with a machete, and they stole my bag.’”

A short time later, officials said, three juvenile males were apprehended in connection to the incident. 

Around 3 p.m., there were multiple police cruisers as well as officers searching for evidence and interviewing witnesses in the area of the attack.

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