2017-06-14 / Front Page

Hunt Teen Suspects In Astoria Subway Attack

By Liz Goff
Police are asking for help from the public to identify and locate seven suspects who viciously beat a 14-year-old boy at the 46th Street subway station, near Broadway in Astoria.

Investigators said the teen was on his way home from school at about 2:50 p.m. on June 7, when one of the suspects tried to stop him from heading to the Manhattan-bound subway platform.

When the teen ignored the suspect and kept on walking toward the platform, another suspect shouted, “Do you want to fight?” police said.

Seconds later, one of the suspects punched the teen in the face, police said. When he tried to defend himself, six other suspects attacked – kicking and punching him multiple times before running away.

The victim suffered multiple injuries but refused medical treatment, a fire spokesperson said.

The teen told police believes that at least two of his attackers are students at the same high school he attends, a law enforcement source said

The suspects are described as male Hispanic, each between 14 and 16 years old, dressed in casual clothing at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information is urged to call the CrimeStoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimesrtoppers.com.

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