Several youths were rounded up following a teen-on-teen slashing in Coney Island Thursday, police said this week. But after questioning, several teens being seen carted off into police vans were sent home uncharged. As of late Friday, cops were still looking for the three assailants in the Valentines Day attack. The victim told police that he was passing the parking lot behind I.S. 303, 501 West Avenue, just after dismissal on February 14 when three males approached him and demanded his property. When the victim refused, one of the suspects lunged at him with a box-cutter, slicing him once on the left side of the neck and twice along the stomach. As the victims friend rushed him to Coney Island Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition following treatment, police began a full court press for the assailants, who were reportedly seen scrambling toward a building on Neptune Avenue. Cops from the 60th Precinct and members of the NYPD Emergency Services Unit entered the building, removing upwards of ten teenagers and one woman. All were brought to the precinct for questioning, but later released, officials said. As of this writing, cops were still looking for the assailants, and were trying to determine if the robbers were part of a local gang. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the 60th Precinct at (718) 946-3311. All calls will be kept confidential.
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