Off-duty FDNY firefighter attacked by group of teens: police

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — An off-duty FDNY firefighter was attacked after he defended an elderly couple from a group of teens in Manhattan Saturday morning, police said.

Police are looking for the group of teens who allegedly attacked an off-duty firefighter in Manhattan (NYPD)

Just before 9:30 a.m., police said the firefighter, 38, intervened after witnessing a group of teenagers harassing an elderly couple in the vicinity of 86th Street and Third Avenue on the Upper East Side.

One of the teens punched the man and pushed him to the ground, continuously striking him throughout the body, according to police.

The victim suffered a concussion to his head and broken teeth, police said. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The group wanted for questioning in connection to the attack are described as three females and three males between 15 and 17 years old.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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