A teenager was stabbed in the back during an early morning bar fight inside a Flushing nightclub and his assailant remains at large.
Police from the 109th Precinct reported that the 18-year-old got into a verbal altercation with another man inside the club located at 131-35 Fowler Ave., across from the Al Oerter Recreation Center at the northeast edge of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, at around 4 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21.
The argument escalated into violence when the stranger pulled out a knife and plunged it into the teenager’s back two times before running out of the club in an unknown direction.
EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the victim to Flushing Hospital Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.
The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect in the assault investigation on Wednesday and described him as having a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Through Jan. 28, the 109th Precinct has reported 34 assaults so far in 2024, 4 more than the 30 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 13.3%, according to the most recent CompStat report.