According to the police, they found the teenager in the subway system between East 53 Street and Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan at around 4:22 p.m. on Saturday. He was just coming off of his job at Shake Shack, the New York Post stated.
Six people were able to enter the subway station from the same gate and walked towards the victim who was waiting on the northbound “6” platform of the line.
The group then began to punch and kick the 17-year-old numerous times across his body and head. In the midst of the beating, one of the group members took out knives and cut the victim numerous times.
The attackers left the station for areas that are not known. New York Police Department (NYPD) officials believe that the victim and attackers were friends before.
“He said he had a beef with them,” an official with the police informed the Post. However, it wasn't clear what the disagreement was about.
EMS attended to the victim at the station and then transported him to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. As the teenager received numerous stitches, the teen was declared stable.
The NYPD is seeking six males in black who were seen in black hooded jackets as well as black pants and surgical masks.
As per NYPD crime statistics, major crimes within Democrat Mayor Eric Adam's New York City have increased by 32.7 percent from the previous year. The number of assaults has increased to 15.9 percent, while the number of crimes in the city's public transportation system has increased by 41.6 percent.
News has recently published an article that stated that increasing violent crime is now the main issue for many American voters, with the 2022's midterm elections looming. Recent polls show that 77 percent of Americans think that violent crime is an important issue.
As the rate of violent crime increases in cities run by Democrats, Senate and House Republicans are emphasizing the Democrat's “soft-on-crime” policies in their campaigns' messages.