The suspects could be between 16 and 17 years old, as Pix11 said.
Police reported that the incident happened Wednesday, aboard a northbound train that was in Manhattan at around 4:20 p.m. The suspects stepped onto the man's boots, New York Daily News reported. The man reportedly told the teens not to touch his boots. One of the suspects approached the victim and prompted him to get up and the teenagers were then allegedly violent, according to the source.
They hit him with their heads and arms, and then used an object sharp enough to cut his forehead, police claimed.
The police reported that the group of suspects retreated from the 110th Street Station in Morningside Heights after the attack, according to the Pix11 website.
The patient went to the BronxCare Health System by private means, as WNYW said. He was then treated, and then released.
Anyone who has information about the attack is encouraged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
The incident occurred as the criminality in the New York City subway system has received a lot of attention all through the winter. Police reported that on January 15, a homeless man aged 61, Simon Martial, fatally pushed Michelle Go, 40, into the side of an on-coming train at mid-morning in the Times Square station, Breitbart News reported. Martial is accused of second-degree murder.
The following month, police reported that William Blount, a 57-year-old homeless man, used a hammer to repeatedly hit 57-year-old New York City Health Department Scientist Nina Rothschild in the head before grabbing her purse, Breitbart news published. The incident took place on February 24, around 11:20 p.m. when Rothschild was walking into the Queens Plaza subway station while she was returning home from work. The victim was left with a broken skull and Blount faces charges of attempted murder, assault, and robbery.
The crime rate for transit within the New York City Subway system has seen an alarming increase in 2022, under the direction of Mayor Eric Adams (D). Between January 1 and April 3, crime in transit increased by 62.5 percent when compared with the same time frame in 2021.