NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 17-year-old boy was brutally beaten and stabbed by a group of teens who ganged up on him at a Bronx subway station, police said.

It all started when the teen got into an argument with the group just before 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Elder Avenue station along the No. 6 line.

Subway Attack

A 17-year-old boy was beaten and stabbed by a group of suspects at a Bronx subway station, police said. (credit: NYPD)

At some point, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and the victim tried to run away but the group caught up to him, police said.

He was then hit several times in the face with a belt buckle and stabbed three times in the torso, police said.

During the assault, police said one of the suspects tried to steal his phone but was unsuccessful.

The victim was treated at Montefiore Medical Center.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.