Man stabbed repeatedly by a gang of at least a half dozen attackers in Woodhaven: NYPD

Cops are looking for at least six suspects for allegedly stabbing a man repeatedly on a residential block in Woodhaven last week.
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A 20-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in broad daylight by at least a half-dozen attackers in Woodhaven last week.

Police from the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill are looking for the assailants who emerged from the 85th Street-Forest Parkway subway station on the Jamaica Line on the afternoon of Friday, Mar. 15.

At approximately 3 p.m. the men surrounded the victim three blocks south of the L train station near the intersection of 88th Avenue and 85th Street and brandished knives before stabbing him repeatedly throughout his body and then running from the crime scene, police said.

EMS responded and rushed the wounded man to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspects in the assault investigation as they came out of the subway station and described five of them as having dark complexions.

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The ringleader was wearing a black vest over a gray hoodie with a black face covering, black sweatpants and gray sneakers. A second assailant had facial hair and he was wearing a burnt orange jacket over a gray hooded sweatshirt. A third man was wearing a blue sweatshirt with white lettering across the chest, and he was wearing headphones while carrying a black jacket. Another attacker was last seen wearing a black vest over a red hoodie, red sweatpants, a black knit cap and black sneakers. Another one wore a black vest over a blue sweatshirt, blue sweatpants and black sneakers. One member of the group had a lighter complexion and he was wearing all black clothing.

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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 at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through Mar. 17, the 102nd Precinct has reported 67 assaults so far in 2024, 8 fewer than the 75 reported at the same point last year, a decrease of 10.7%, according to the most recent CompStat report.