Police arrested five people, including three teenagers, in connection with a chaotic brawl in Times Square on Thursday night that left a 15-year-old with a stab wound in the neck.
According to the investigation, the 15-year-old was riding a scooter along with 4 teen friends at around 8:45 p.m. on Nov. 16, when he nearly crashed into Amath Sow, a tour bus ticket vendor.
Things escalated after a brief verbal confrontation, and the teens began beating up the 67-year-old vendor — repeatedly punching and kicking him in the face.
That’s when Sow took out a small knife from his pocket, and stabbed the 15-year-old in the neck.
The teenager fell to the ground, but EMS later took him to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, where he is expected to avoid any permanent injuries — though he did not avoid arrest, and cops also cuffed him on assault charges.
Along with the 15-year-old stab victim, police arrested two of his 16-year-old friends, along with Sow, and a 22-year-old male — hitting all of them with assault charges.
Police could not say definitively whether Sow’s actions were justifiable as self-defense.
The investigation remains ongoing, according to police.