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KARNS CITY, Pa. (KDKA) — A juvenile from Butler County told state police he was attacked in the woods by a person wearing a clown mask Saturday evening.

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It happened around 7:45 p.m. in Karns City.

According to state police, a boy said he was near a wooded hillside beside Hooker Road and Kittaning Pike when he heard a woman scream.

The boy told police someone wearing a clown mask then emerged from the woods with a metal baseball bat, struck the boy in his right knee cap, then ran back into the woods.

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The victim was transported to a local hospital to be checked out.

State police ask anyone with information on this incident to contact them.

Last summer, state police issued a “community awareness bulletin” about the possibility of a resurgence of creepy clown sightings because of the release of the movie “It.”

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In 2016, there were reports in at least 16 states of people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods.