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Vicious mob chases down, punches, kicks, stabs man following argument in Times Square food cart line

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Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDTips

After an argument in a Times Square food cart line around 3:15 a.m. Saturday, a mob chased down a man and then punched, kicked, and stabbed him, the New York Daily News reported.

What are the details?

Police said the victim was squabbling with three people on Eighth Avenue near West 45th Street in New York City, the paper reported.

The trio called friends over, and then a mob chased the victim and beat him up, the Daily News said.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDTips

It appears the mob consisted of at least 16 people based on suspect photos New York City Police released in a video of the attack.

The mob members punched and kicked the victim in the head and body and stabbed him three times in the shoulder and back, the paper added.

Video shows one of the mob members hoisting a large, light-colored cylinder and apparently bringing it down hard upon the victim.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDTips

The Daily News added that a mob member threw a garbage can at the victim.

One of the attackers snatched the victim’s sunglasses and cellphone before the violent crew ran off down West 44th Street toward Seventh Avenue, the paper said.

What happened to the victim?

The 36-year-old victim — whose injuries include a stab wound to the lung — was treated at Bellevue Hospital and released, the Daily News said, adding that he's expected to recover.

Anything else?

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and catching the suspects, the paper said, adding that anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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