Melee Breaks Out In Midtown After Teen Hit By Taxi; Multiple Arrested

WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 12, 2019 - 5:17 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A large fight broke out in Midtown Thursday afternoon after an 18-year-old was reportedly struck by a taxi driver.

According to CBS2, the teenager was hit around 2 p.m. at 52nd Street and Eighth Avenue.

He was not injured but the incident resulted in a large fight among a group of teenagers, a taxi driver and responding police officers.

Reports say at least four people were arrests and some officer were injured.

Witnesses told CBS2’s Lisa Rosney that most of the people involved are students at a nearby school. One said the incident happened because the 18-year-old ran into moving traffic.

One cab driver says he called the police to the scene when one of the teens involved in the altercation jumped onto his vehicle.