Police say the 28-year-old victim got into an argument with the three performers while aboard a Manhattan-bound F train shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7.
As the train approached the 21st Street/Queensbridge subway station, police say the suspects assailed the victim, punching him multiple times in his head and elsewhere on his body. They fled the subway when the doors opened and the victim was taken to the hospital.
The suspects are described as being about 17 to 19 years old. Police released a surveillance image of them on the subway (above).
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800)-577-TIPS (8477).