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After a teenage immigrant was stabbed in the back in Times Square, the NYPD launched a huge search for 16 individuals who were at large

Following a violent altercation in Times Square on Friday, New York City police detained five of the suspected attackers—some of whom were also migrant teens—and were looking for sixteen more.

Following a gang of masked attackers stabbing a 17-year-old Nicaraguan immigrant kid in the back in Times Square on Thursday night, a large search for 16 suspects was launched, according to

“I observed an individual sprinting.”
Around 5:30 p.m., the teenager and his pals were visiting the well-known tourist attraction for the first time when the assailants approached them on West 42nd Street close to Eighth Avenue and yelled, “What’s up? “What are you looking at?” many people with knowledge of the probe have said.

After that, the child was followed by the group, and one of them stabbed him in the lower back, according to the police, leaving him bleeding heavily on the ground.

“I saw a person rushing. … there was blood everywhere, including from his back,” said Bell Mohamed, a local worker who saw the incident.

According to reports, the victim informed police he attempted to shield his head from the blows of his assailants but lost consciousness and was unable to recall anything further.

He was in stable condition when EMS took him to Bellevue Hospital, according to the police. Authorities said that they discovered a big, blood-stained knife at the site.

A few people were arrested by the NYPD.
According to police, Queens resident Michael Colome, 22, was charged with assault, gang assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Authorities added that three males, ages 16 and 14, who were not recognized due to their underage status, were also accused of gang assault and assault.

According to authorities, a second juvenile suspect was detained but afterwards freed. According to sources, at least two of the teenagers that were detained were Venezuelan migrants.

Numerous residents and tourists fled the neighborhood in fear after a string of violent altercations involving migrants, of which this episode was the most recent.

Another witness to the stabbing, Mohammed, said, “It’s dangerous.”

“Some people are simply insane.”

Jhon Willy, a Michigan native and journalism student who traveled to the city with her parents, said that they were aware of the violence and intended to stay away from Times Square after dark.

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