Police: Newburgh boy hit with flare

Newburgh police say a flare gun accident in which a 4-year-old boy was burned could result in an adult being charged with a crime. Police say Ja'zoni Arnold was burned in his stomach and arm when he

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2014, 9:42 PM

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Police: Newburgh boy hit with flare
Newburgh police say a flare gun accident in which a 4-year-old boy was burned could result in an adult being charged with a crime.
Police say Ja'zoni Arnold was burned in his stomach and arm when he and a 5-year-old friend got a flare gun and began playing with it on Lander Street. Police say the 5-year-old then fired a flare at Ja'zoni.
"Any type of weapon - I don't care if it's a steak knife," says Sgt. Paul Weber, of the Newburgh Police Department. "You gotta know what your kids are doing."
Ja'zoni was treated at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital for minor burns.


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