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Teen Hit in Face With Belt During Fight on Queens Subway Station Platform: Police


A teenager involved in a dispute with two others was smacked in the face with a belt while on a subway platform in Queens, according to police.

The incident occurred around 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Metropolitan Avenue station in Middle Village, police said. The 18-year-old got into an argument with two other people, which then escalated into a fight.

One of the attackers hit the teenager in the face with a belt before taking off and running out of the station. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing. 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).

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