Four teenagers were stabbed in New York City’s Theater District on Wednesday during a fight between the students outside the school, police said.
The stabbing occurred just as school was getting out and around the corner from the new Broadway production of “Groundhog Day.”
Authorities said at a press conference a 15-year-old was stabbed twice in the back, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach, a 17-year-old boy was struck on his ear, and a 18-year-old was wounded in the arm. The authorities said she suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A witness to the stabbing told The Associated Press that the fight escalated after two teenagers ravaged each other on the street.
The police told FOX 5 they are looking for a teenager wearing a grey sweatshirt and red baseball cap, who fled the scene.
The NYPD said at a press conference that the suspect and a 15-year-old student was suspended from school last week Wednesday was the first day back. The two apparently got into a fight in front of the school.
The Ministry of Education issued a statement to FOX 5 says: “The POLICE officers and FIREFIGHTERS immediately responded to an incident that took place outside 02M035. The safety of students and staff is our top priority, and the people involved were transported to the hospital and is treated. We work closely with the NYPD to investigate this serious incident.”
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.