QUEENS — A group of teens assaulted and stabbed another teenager following an ongoing dispute over a girl last week in Forest Hills, police sources said.
The conflict escalated last Friday, May 5, when Kevin Alvarez, 17, called the 18-year-old victim around 4 p.m. telling him to meet him at 64-35 102nd St., in front of P.S. 175, according to sources and the criminal complaint.
When the victim got there, he saw Alvarez and about 30 other teens waiting for him, according to court documents.
The group then began chasing him, catching up with him on 65th Road, about one block away from the school, where they attacked him in front of 102-34 65th Road, around 4:30 p.m., according to the criminal complaint.
Alvarez lunged at the victim with a knife, stabbing him on his right side, while other teens punched and kicked him repeatedly in the head and other parts of the body, the criminal complaint read.
The victim also suffered a cut to the back of the head as well as lacerations and bruises to the face and hands, according to court documents.
His injuries were described as non-life threatening, but the teen needed to be treated at a local hospital, officials said.
Alvarez was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with assault and menacing, authorities said.
He was arraigned Thursday and bail for him was set at $150,000 cash or $150,000 bond, according to court documents.
His next court appearance has been scheduled for May 25.
His attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.