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NYC Taco Bell Stabbing Wounds 12-Year-Old Amid Late Lunch Rush: Cops

It happened inside the Taco Bell as the lunch crowd likely was just starting to ease

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A 12-year-old boy was stabbed in the back inside a Bronx Taco Bell in the middle of the day Thursday, police say.

The victim got into an argument with at least one other male, possibly a teen, at the fast-food restaurant on Southern Boulevard in Longwood shortly before 2 p.m., according to the NYPD.

It wasn't immediately clear what they argued about, but the 12-year-old ended up stabbed in the back. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

While the gunshots sent people immediately scrambling, hours later those who live in the neighborhood did not sound overly phased by the shots fired. NBC New York's Chris Jose reports.
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