Boy, 12, stabbed during brawl in Bronx Taco Bell
A 12-year-old boy was stabbed in the back inside a Bronx Taco Bell on Thursday afternoon, according to police.
The violence broke out in the fast food joint on Westchester Ave. near Simpson St. in Longwood around 1:45 p.m., cops said.
A woman who works as a vendor in the area was using the bathroom in the Taco Bell when she heard a fight among roughly 10 kids.
“People were screaming,” said the woman, who only wanted to be identified as Kim. “I came out like, what’s going on? I saw the little boy, he had a knife in his hand. Once he saw blood on the knife, he got scared.”
The witness spotted the stabbed boy with blood dripping from his back.
“I told the boy, ‘Go to the hospital and call your mom!’” Kim recalled. “He was just looking at me like, ‘Oh my god, this is really happening.’”
The victim was taken to Harlem Hospital and is listed in stable condition.
Police said the boys were arguing when the suspect, believed to be 13, stabbed the victim, then ran into the Simpson St. subway station.
He is still being sought.
“It’s a shame,” said the manager at the Taco Bell. “Where are their parents? What happened that the parent is not knowing where they are?”