Police are requesting the public’s help as they search for two young assailants who stabbed a 15-year-old by outside of the Junction Boulevard 7 train station in Corona.
According to police, the victim got into a fight with the two perpetrators after an argument inside the subway station above the intersection of Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue at 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 25.
Law enforcement sources said the three individuals left the station, but continued their dispute on the street. They continued arguing all the way to the corner of 98th Street and 37th Avenue, where one of the suspects then stabbed the victim in the neck with a sharp object. The attacker and his accomplice then fled the scene on foot.
Officers from the 115th Precinct responded to the incident. Paramedics brought the injured teen to Elmhurst Hospital in serious but stable condition.
On Tuesday night, the NYPD released images of the two assailants, both of whom are described as Hispanic men between the ages of 15 and 17 and standing about 5 feet, 6 inches tall. One was shirtless and was last seen wearing dark-colored jeans and white sneakers and carrying a white shirt in his hand. The other wore a black shirt, black sweatpants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.