A fight erupted outside a public school in Manhattan, May 24, 2017. Four students were stabbed.
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Police arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the stabbing of four people outside a school in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday, the NYPD announced a day later.
Authorities charged Juan Gomez, of Manhattan, with attempted murder, assault, and weapon possession.
The NYPD said Gomez and a 15-year-old student were suspended from school last week after a fist-fight. Wednesday was their first day back and they apparently got into a fight in front of the school. The 15-year-old was stabbed. Three other students got involved with the fight and were also stabbed.
All of the victims were taken to Weill-Cornell Medical Center. The most serious injuries were to the 15-year-old that was originally involved in the fight. The four victims are likely to survive.
The stabbing happened in front of P.S. 35 at 8th Avenue and West 52nd Street. The school has students in grades 1-12.
"The safety of students and staff is our top priority, and individuals involved were transported to the hospital and are being treated," The Department of Education spokesperson Toya Holness said in a statement. "We are working closely with the NYPD to investigate this serious incident."