TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Mayor Reed Gusciora issued a statement Friday night. “I want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Khalil Glanton, who are suffering from this senseless murder at CURE Arena last evening. At a time when we should be celebrating the achievements of our basketball team, we are instead confronted with acts by individuals whose main goal it seems was to commit violence. We cannot allow a tragedy like this to be the norm in our city.

The investigation of this tragic incident on County property will be led by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. However, the Trenton Police Department will provide any necessary support and we ask that anyone with information contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406 or email to [email protected].

We are calling on the County of Mercer to have an investigation into its security breaches at the CURE Arena. We need to ensure that all Mercer County personnel who operate a metal detector are adequately trained. We will have additional security for the first round of the NJSIAA tournament on Tuesday at Trenton Central High School.”

Thomas Peterson is the Editor in Chief and founder of Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton. Thomas founded PBT in 2012.