20-year-old stabbed trying defend against bat attack in Bronx

NYPD Aux Van
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NEW YORK, NY – A 20-year-old male victim was attacked with a baseball bat and stabbed in the Bronx on New Year’s Day. He was taken to the hospital and treated for multiple lacerations and is recovering.

Today, the New York City Police Department released video surveillance footage of one of the suspects in the attack. Detectives are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect.

“The victim, a 20-year-old male, was approached by four male individuals in the hallway of a residential building when one unknown male individual attempted to hit the victim with a bat,” the NYPD said today. “When the victim grabbed the bat, a second unknown male stabbed the victim three times to the back. The victim sustained lacerations to his back and was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.”

According to police, the suspects are described as males with dark complexions and believed to be in their late teens- to-early 20’s.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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