JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens – Police said a group of men brutally beat up a 24-year-old passerby, using a knife, tire iron and cane in their assault last week.
The attack happened in the vicinity of 32nd Avenue and 74th Street on May 19 around 8:20 p.m.
The NYPD says the four individuals approached the victim as he walked on the street and assaulted him before fleeing on 32nd Avenue.
The victim suffered several lacerations to his back and head, police said. He was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital in critical but stable condition.
The assailants appear to be between 16 to 24 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, with slim builds, according to police.
The first attacker was last seen wearing a black sweater with white graphics on its front, blue jeans and black and white sneakers. Another was wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and red sneakers. The third culprit had a black-hooded sweater on him along with black pants. The fourth was seen donning a black-hooded sweater and light blue jeans.
Police released surveillance footage and photos in hopes the public can identify the attackers.
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