4 unruly teens beat, slash man on NYC train: cops

Four ski mask-wearing teens pummeled and slashed a straphanger who confronted them on an Upper Manhattan train this week, cops said Friday.

The 48-year-old victim was riding a northbound B train around 4:20 pm Wednesday when he encountered the group of rowdy teen boys, who are believed to be around 16 or 17, police said.

As the train barreled down the tracks, one of the teens stepped on the man’s foot, sparking an argument, cops said.

The group of suspects then punched the rider in the face and arms – and cut him on the forehead with an unknown sharp object, police said.

The four culprits got off the train at Cathedral Parkway in Morningside Heights.
The four culprits got off the train at Cathedral Parkway in Morningside Heights.
NYPD

The crew got off the train at Cathedral Parkway-110th Street in Morningside Heights, cops said.

Video released early Friday shows the teens, wearing ski masks, leaving the station through the turnstile.

The victim was taken to BronxCare Health System, where he was treated and released.

The incident came days after a man struck a 37-year-old female MTA booth attendant in Brooklyn, unprovoked; and a week after a 45-year-old woman was slashed in the face during a dispute inside a Bronx station, cops said.

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