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Teen stabbed in group attack in Upper West Side subway station: police

Posted: 4:50 AM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 12:04:09-04

UPPER WEST SIDE — Police were on the scene investigating early Monday after a teenage boy was stabbed by a group of men in a Manhattan subway station near Central Park, authorities said.

According to police, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed around 1:45 a.m. in an attack by a group of up to eight men on the station platform of the northbound C train line at the 96th Street-Central Park West subway station on the Upper West Side.

The teen had stab wounds to the arm and torso and was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition, authorities said.

Police on the scene told PIX11 they expect the teen to survive the attack.

According to police, the group of men who attacked the victim are described as being in their late teens or early 20s.

An MTA worker told PIX11's Anthony DiLorenzo that he believes the attack started as an altercation onboard a train that spilled out onto the station platform, but officials have not reported this.

The MTA said the station has reopened and train service to the station has been restored after being rerouted earlier Monday morning.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story reported the stabbing victim as being a 21-year-old man, per information given by police.