Police Search For Seven Men Involved In Brutal Attack On 14-Year-Old In New York Subway
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is searching for seven young men who were involved in an attack on a 14-year-old boy in a Brooklyn subway station.
The NYPD is asking for help in identifying the individuals who took part in the March 14 attack which they filmed and uploaded to social media, according to a police statement.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: Know these guys? On 3/14/22 at approx 3:57 PM, inside the Van Siclen Ave subway station in Brooklyn, the suspects approached a 14-year-old male, then punched and kicked him multiple times about the head and body. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or call 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/HX90Pfc7rd
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) March 23, 2022
The six young men can be seen punching and kicking the teenage victim while a seventh young man filmed the attack while flashing a symbol with his hand, as shown in a video shared by the NYPD.
While the attackers’ faces were somewhat obscured in the video, four of them were captured clearly in other images shared by the NYPD.
The 14-year-old victim, whose identity was not disclosed required medical treatment after the attack, according to the NYPD.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams launched a new safety program aimed at reducing violent crime in the subway system following a string of violent attacks. The program, which began Feb. 18, involves increased police patrols in “high-priority” areas and the removal of the mentally ill and homeless individuals inhabiting the city’s public transportation system.