occurred shortly before 2 p.m. EDT near the intersection of
Eighth Avenue and 52nd Street, within a block of Broadway
The attack grew out of a verbal dispute among the four youths
that turned violent when the 16-year-old brandished a knife and
began stabbing and slashing his classmates, police detective
Ahmed Nasser said. The suspect fled on foot.
The three victims - aged 15, 17 and 18 - were taken to a
hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Nasser said.
Three hours after the stabbing the suspect was still at large,
according to police.
The attack occurred about 10 blocks from where a motorist plowed
his car onto a crowded sidewalk in Times Square in the heart of
Midtown last Thursday, killing a young woman and injuring at
least 20 people.
(Reporting by Gina Cherelus in New York; Additional reporting
and writing by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Editing by Bill
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