Corona, Queens – In a shocking incident that unfolded early Sunday morning, three men were violently slashed at a subway station, with the assailant managing to escape the scene before authorities arrived.
Police were alerted at approximately 5:30 a.m., prompting a swift response to the 7 train station located on Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue.
Law enforcement sources confirmed that a heated dispute escalated, resulting in three individuals being slashed. The wounded victims were immediately attended to by emergency services, with two of them being rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center. One victim suffered a head laceration, while the other sustained a neck laceration. The third victim was promptly transported to New York Presbyterian Hospital due to an arm cut. Fortunately, all three men are currently in stable condition and are expected to recover.
As authorities intensify their efforts to apprehend the suspect, a description was provided by the police: The alleged perpetrator is believed to be a shirtless male, approximately five feet nine inches tall, wearing gray sweatpants and black shoes. Witnesses reported that the assailant fled the scene in an unknown direction.
Footage captured by Freedom News TV after the violent incident shows the aftermath of the attack. One victim, his head wrapped in bandages, is seen being carefully wheeled out of the subway station by emergency medical technicians and placed into an awaiting ambulance. Another individual, visibly distressed and wearing an open shirt stained with what appears to be blood, sits on the curb nearby, his head bowed low.
Throughout the investigation, police officers maintained a presence at the subway turnstiles, redirecting commuters while securing the area. Cordoning off the outside entrances with police tape added an additional layer of security to the scene.
The investigation into this shocking incident remains ongoing as authorities continue their pursuit of the assailant.