Three people were stabbed during a fight outside a Midtown public school Wednesday, the NY Daily News reported. The attack took place at Public School 35 at on W. 52nd St. near Eighth Ave. at about 1:45 p.m, and the NYPD was on the spot.
Manhattan: West 52 St & 8th Ave, Active Crime scene in regards to 4 Students stabbed inside at PS35 public school. #BREAKING— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) May 24, 2017
NYC Police, cited by Bloomberg, said that three teenagers were stabbed on a street near the Theater District during a fight among students at a nearby school. The stabbing happened in midtown Manhattan, just around the corner from the new Broadway production of "Groundhog Day."
Police have identified a suspect as a 16-year-old boy wearing a red hat. The attacker fled the area, heading downtown from the scene. An NYPD Level 1 Mobilization was requested, and a crime scene was secured. Heavy traffic was reported in the area.
Authorities say the victims are a 16-year-old boy with a stab wound to the stomach, a 17-year-old boy with a slash on his ear and an 18-year-old with a wound on his arm. Authorities say the victims are expected to live.
A call to the state Department of Education wasn't immediately returned.