Man Stabs 2 Teens Heading to School in North Philly

Boys, 15 and 16 years old, are treated for stab wounds

What to Know

  • A stabbing at 3201 North Broad Street left two boys injured Thursday morning.
  • A 16-year-old victim required surgery for a stab wound to his abdomen while a 15-year-old was treated for arm and leg wounds.
  • No word yet on a motive for the attack.

Two teenage boys were stabbed during a fight along Broad Street in North Philadelphia Thursday morning.

An adult stabbed the 15 and 16 year olds at North Broad Street and West Allegheny Avenue around 7:15 a.m., Philadelphia Police said.

Nearby police officers rushed both boys to the hospital. The 16-year-old was listed in critical condition while undergoing surgery for a stab wound to his abdomen while the 15-year-old was listed in stable condition with stab wounds to his left arm and left leg, investigators said.

The victims attend A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical High School, which is about a mile and a half away, the School District of Philadelphia said. The man who allegedly stabbed them is not a student at the school, police said.

Police didn’t initially reveal a motive. No weapon was recovered.

A witness, who only identified himself as "Jim," said a group of young people were fighting near the entrance to the Allegheny Station of the Broad Street Line subway when the stabbing occurred. 

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