MANHATTAN – Three teenagers were rushed to the hospital after each of them was stabbed during a large fight aboard an M96 bus as it drove down East 96th Street near Third Avenue on the Upper East Side Thursday afternoon.
The three teenage boys— two of them 15 years old, the other one 16 years old— were knifed by someone on the bus after a large disturbance broke out just after 3:30 pm, police confirm to Upper East Site.
Investigators say the 16-year-old victim suffered a stab wound to the left elbow and one 15 year old was stabbed in the right shoulder— both of them were taken to nearby Metropolitan hospital in stable condition.
The second 15-year-old victim was stabbed in the left leg and rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition as well.
On East 96th Street shortly after the stabbings, detectives could be seen going inside the M96 bus— which was parked in the bus stop with its hazards flashing— to interview the bus driver as officers made phone calls and spoke to NYPD School Safety agents also on the scene.
It’s not clear whether the stabbing victims were students of any nearby schools and a description of the suspect wasn’t immediately available.
The stabbings aboard the M96 bus came a little more than an hour and a half after a 29-year-old man was stabbed in an unprovoked, broad daylight attack outside a subway station entrance on East 63rd Street near Third Avenue.
Police have not made arrests in either of Thursday’s attacks.