A 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck by a tour bus ticket vendor in Times Square on Thursday night, police and law enforcement sources said.
The violence unfolded outside the Palladium Times Square at the busy corner of Broadway and 44th Street at 8:45 p.m., according to the NYPD.
The teen boy — who was stabbed with an “unknown object” — was rushed to Bellevue Hospital and is expected to survive, cops said.
Police said a 67-year-old man and three teenagers — two 16-year-olds and an 18-year-old — were taken into custody.
A friend of the ticket vendor said the worker had been acting in self-defense when he knifed the teen.
The victim and three of his friends had been harassing the worker as he stood on the corner trying to sell tickets for a double-decker tour bus, the worker’s friend told ABC 7.
“He’s standing out here for like 14, 15 hours selling tickets. He’s standing, he’s minding his own business. Then one of them bumps him and tried to grab his jacket. He’s thinking he doesn’t know what’s going on,” the friend said.
A black jacket, Razor scooter and bloody tissue paper were left at the scene.
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