Police searching for 18 suspects in two separate Times Square attacks

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The New York City Police Department is searching for 18 suspects in connection with two separate attacks in Times Square on Thursday.

The first attack happened at about 5:30 p.m. on West 42nd Street. Officers found a 17-year-old male stabbed in the lower back area. Seven people of interest were taken into custody. The victim is a migrant, according to the NYPD.

Two hours later, the police responded to an assault on Broadway where a verbal dispute turned physical. The 28-year-old male victim was repeatedly kicked and punched in the head and face by a group of individuals. Officers took three people into custody.

Emergency Medical Services transported the victims to Bellevue Hospital. They are both in stable condition.