6 people charged in Times Square stabbing of teen: NYPD

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (PIX11) – Six people have been charged in connection with the stabbing of a teenager in Times Square Thursday, according to the NYPD.

A 17-year-old was stabbed in the neck near 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue just after 5:30 p.m., according to authorities.

Two 14-year-olds and two 16-year-olds were all charged with gang assault and assault, according to the NYPD. A 16-year-old and a 22-year-old were both charged with gang assault, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

The teenager was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is expected to survive, according to authorities.

‘In the infancy stage’: Drones with flotation devices could keep beaches safe, NYPD says

The stabbing happened steps away from where two NYPD officers were assaulted last month, outside of a migrant center. Sources told PIX11 News the stabbing victim might be a migrant.

Police responded to another call, at the corner of 1501 Broadway, just two hours after the stabbing. Officers found a man on the ground, bleeding from his head in front of the Hard Rock Cafe, according to authorities.

Mounted units were called in to help secure the area, which was flooded with tourists, police said. Officers arrested three men at the scene. They were all charged with assault, police said.

A witness told PIX11 News the victim was antagonizing people prior to being attacked. The NYPD has not confirmed a motive for the assault.

The man who was attacked was upright and conscious when he was taken to the hospital, according to authorities.

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.

For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to PIX11.