Teens Arrested in NY Mall Stabbing
WEST NYACK, N.Y. (AP) _ Five teen-agers stabbed two young men in a crowded shopping mall on New Year’s Day and then were arrested as they tried to flee in a car, police said.
The motive had not been determined. Police said it appeared that the five suspects jumped Yaniv Jamil, 18, on Tuesday outside a store on the second floor of the Palisades Mall, a huge shopping complex about 25 miles north of New York City.
Jamil suffered minor facial cuts. A store employee who knew Jamil came out to help and was stabbed at least twice. The employee, whose name was released, was hospitalized in serious condition, said Clarkstown police Sgt. Harry Baumann.
Witnesses described the assailants and police stopped a car carrying five teen-agers on the ring road around the mall, Baumann said.
The five were charged with robbery, assault and gang assault, the sergeant said. The robbery charge was filed because a hat was allegedly taken during the attack.
The suspects were identified as Jason Sherwood and Tishawn Barber, both 18, and Randy Williams, Jason Cole and Germaine Cole, all 17.