Cops look to ID suspects involved in brutal Valentine’s Day stabbing at Coney Island subway station

The Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue subway station.
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A teenager was attacked by a large group of people in Coney Island on Wednesday, according to the NYPD.

Authorities say that at approximately 3:19 p.m. on Feb. 14, a 16-year old male victim was at the Stillwell Avenue-Coney Island subway station when eight unknown individuals approached him. The group allegedly initiated a conversation with the victim before stabbing him multiple times with an unidentified sharp object.

The eight assailants then fled on foot in unknown directions and paramedics rushed the victim to Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park, where he was listed in stable condition.

Image of eight individuals wanted by police in connection to a Valentine's Day subway station assault.
Security camera footage of the eight individuals wanted by police in connection to a Valentine’s Day subway station assault in Coney Island.NYPD

The incident occurred in the confines of the 60th Precinct, within transit District 34. According to Police Department data, there have been 28 reported felony assaults in a 28-day period within the 60th Precinct. 

However, felony assault is down year-to-date in the precinct — which encompasses Coney Island, Brighton Beach, West Brighton Beach and Sea Gate — according to the same statistics. As of Feb. 11, when the most recent data is available, there were 37 reported felony assaults in the area — down 26% compared to last year’s 50 reported during the same time period.

According to NYPD’s 2023 transit crime report, there were just three felony assaults that occurred in transit district 34 throughout the entire year.

Anyone with information in regard to 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 CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, @NYPDTips.