Teens appeared intoxicated before fatal stabbing in Queens: NYPD

Teens appeared intoxicated before fatal stabbing in Queens: NYPD

QUEENS, N.Y. (PIX11) — The teen who allegedly stabbed 17-year-old Sara Rivera in Queens Wednesday night is facing murder charges, according to the NYPD.

Police say the 15-year-old suspect and Rivera appeared to be drunk before getting into a fight in the crosswalk near the 46th Street-Bliss Street subway station in Sunnyside.

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During the altercation, the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Rivera in the right side of her neck, puncturing an artery, police said.

The 15-year-old was taken into custody at the Flushing-Main Street subway station, which is the end of the No. 7 subway line, according to authorities. Police did not release the teen’s identity.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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