Man beaten with bat, hit with chair and stabbed in Midtown Manhattan

Credit: NYPD

A man was beaten with a baseball bat, hit with a chair, and stabbed by three men during an altercation in Midtown, authorities say.

According to the NYPD, a 39-year-old man was sitting in a folding chair at the northeast corner of West 33rd Street and Broadway on Tuesday afternoon when he was approached by the three men.

The first man hit the victim multiple times with a baseball bat, while the second suspect whacked him with a chair. Finally, the third man took out some sort of sharp object and stabbed him in the back.

All three men then ran away from the scene.

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The victim was taken to NYC Health & Hospitals/Bellevue.  He was in stable condition at the time but his current condition was unavailable.

The NYPD has released surveillance images of the three suspects.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Police say all calls are strictly confidential.