Seven teenage guys are being sought by the New York Police Department (NYPD) after a violent attack on a 14-year-old child in a Brooklyn subway station.
According to a police statement, the NYPD is seeking public assistance in identifying those who took part in the March 14 assault, which they filmed and shared on social media.
In a video published by the NYPD, six young males can be seen punching and kicking the adolescent victim while a seventh young man films the crime while flashing a symbol with his hand.
While the faces of the culprits were concealed in the video, the faces of four of them were clearly recorded in other pictures provided by the NYPD.
According to reports, the 14-year-old victim, whose identity has not been revealed, required medical attention following the incident.
Following a series of violent incidents, New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently introduced a new safety program targeted at lowering violence in the subway system. Increased police patrols in "high-priority" locations and the removal of mentally ill and homeless people from the city's public transportation system are part of the campaign, which began on Feb. 18.