A man was stabbed during an attack by a group of marauders in Corona early Sunday morning.
Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are searching for the six young men who assaulted a 30-year-old victim as he walked with two other men at the corner of Corona Avenue and Otis Avenue a block west of Flushing Meadows Corona Park at around 1:22 a.m.
As the group approached, the victim’s two friends took off at the first sign of trouble, leaving him behind. The gangs began punching and kicking the victim when one of them proceeded to stab him in the back as another forcibly removed his cellphone before the assailants took off running southbound on Otis Avenue, according to the NYPD.
EMS responded to the crime scene and transported the victim to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was treated and released, police said.
The NYPD released surveillance video of the six suspects who appeared to be in their teens.
One had a medium build with a light complexion and a thin build with curly dark hair and wore a multicolored jacket with black pants, a white T-shirt with a graphic design on the front and white sneakers.
The second assailant had a medium complexion and thin build with curly dark hair. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, black pants, a black T-shirt with a graphic on the front and white sneakers.
The third man had a medium complexion and medium build with long dark hair in a ponytail. He was wearing multicolored shorts, a blue T-shirt and sandals.
The fourth assailant had a medium complexion and a thin build with short dark curly hair. He was wearing a blue and red jacket, black pants and white sneakers.
The fifth man had a medium complexion and a stocky build with long dark hair in a ponytail. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with words across the front, black sweatpants and multicolored sneakers.
The sixth suspect had short dark hair with a tattoo on his forehead.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects 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 CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.