Teen stabbed to death on the Upper West Side outside pizzeria

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside a pizzeria on the Upper West Side on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Officers spotted the teen as he was being attacked by two men at the corner of West 100th Street and Broadway just before 1:30 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said. They chased the men and took them into custody several blocks away when they tried to get into  an unmarked vehicle.

Emergency services rushed the teen, who’d been stabbed in the face and chest, to a local hospital, but he did not survive, police said.

Charges are pending against the men, aged 18 and 17, in custody. No identifying information has been released.

Police recovered a knife at the scene.

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