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Teen stabbed in Astoria Park after dispute with older man: NYPD

Cops are looking for this suspect, who allegedly stabbed a teenager inside Astoria Park after they became engaged in a dispute. Photos courtesy of the NYPD


June 19, 2024 By Bill Parry

A teenager was stabbed in Astoria Park by an older man who remains at large more than a week later, according to the NYPD.

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria reported that the victim, a 17-year-old boy, was inside the northeast corner of the park near the intersection of Ditmars Boulevard when he became engaged in a dispute with the suspect at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10.

The unidentified man pulled out a knife and stabbed the teen once in the back of the neck before running away from the scene in an unknown direction, police said.

The two men were arguing in the northeast corner of the park near Ditmars Avenue and 19th Street when the older man allegedly stabbed the teenage in the neck. Photo by Bill Parry

The victim was transported by private means to Mount Sinai Queens Hospital in Astoria, where he was listed in stable condition.

The NYPD released surveillance photos of the suspect on Wednesday that show him posing in front of the Triboro Bridge wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and ripped blue jeans with a silver pendant hanging from a chain around his neck. In a second photo, the suspect wore the same ripped jeans with a black jacket over a blue t-shirt. He has black hair with a beard and mustache.

Anyone with information regarding 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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through June 16, the 114th Precinct has reported 268 assaults so far in 2024, 50 more than the 218 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 29.9%, according to the most recent CompStat report.

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