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17-Year-Old Employee Undergoes Surgery After Couple Assaulted Him Over Mask Policy At Sesame Place

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A water park employee in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, underwent surgery after a couple reportedly assaulted him after he asked them to adhere to the park’s mask policy, a local ABC affiliate reported.

The incident occurred at around 5 p.m. Sunday after the 17-year-old asked the couple to wear face coverings as required by Sesame Place Waterpark’s policy, the ABC 6 reported.

“A guest assaulted and seriously injured one of our team members,” the waterpark said in a statement, the local affiliate reported, “the health and safety of our guests and team members is our top priority, and violence of any kind is unacceptable and not tolerated at our park.”

The teen “He was aggressively punched by both the female and the male,” said Middletown Township Police Lieutenant Stephen Forman, according to ABC 6.

The waterpark employee suffered injuries to his face and mouth requiring surgery, ABC 6 reported. The employee is expected to make a full recovery. (RELATED: ‘Whether You Like The Mask Or Not’: Trump Tells All Americans To Wear A Mask When Unable To Social Distance)

Sesame Place implemented a variety of coronavirus safety procedures including temperature screenings for employees and guests, social distancing aides, cleaning and sanitization protocol, special training, and requires everyone over the age of two to wear a face-covering except for in a few named instances, according to guidelines on their website.

The suspected couple fled the scene in a vehicle with New York state plates, according to police, the local affiliate reported.

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