Suspect tries to stab boy, 16, waiting for bus outside Queens high school: NYPD

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A 16-year-old boy was almost stabbed Tuesday as he waited for the bus in front of his Queens high school during dismissal, in what police said Thursday was an unprovoked attack.

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The incident happened around 3:48 p.m., in front of Metropolitan High School, located at 91-30 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills.

According to police, the suspect approached the teen and at random plunged a knife into the victim’s chest.

Fortunately, when the knife made contact with the 16-year-old's shirt, it broke, and the victim did not sustain a puncture wound.

The unidentified individual fled on foot. The victim refused medical attention.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.