NYPD releases photos of three teens beating up firefighter while walking his dog in Queens

New York police have released footage of three teenagers accused of brutally attacking a firefighter while walking his dog.

The 44-year-old father of three took a walk with his Labradoodle, Dylan, in Juniper Valley Park in the Middle Village neighborhood of Queens.

He was walking along the road around 9:55 p.m. Friday when “at least 100 children” attacked him, with one of the youths calling it “fighting night.”

On Sunday, the NYPD issued a call for help identifying the attackers.

The three young white men were described as wearing shorts, t-shirts and sneakers.

New York police are looking for the young man in the white shorts and sneakers (pictured), who attacked the firefighter Friday night

A second suspect had shoulder-length hair and a black t-shirt

The third suspect wanted for the attack had a gray t-shirt

A second suspect was pictured with shoulder-length hair and a black t-shirt (left), and the third was wearing a gray t-shirt. It was unclear whether the three, if caught, would be charged with misdemeanors or misdemeanors

“The victim talked to the group about the noise they were making. A verbal dispute ensued that escalated into a physical encounter with multiple individuals kicking and punching the victim before he could flee the scene,” NYPD officials said in their appeal.

“Although the victim had cuts, bruises and pain, he refused medical attention.”

The firefighter, who was not named, told the New York Post the mob attacked him.

“They just picked me and approached me,” he said.

He said one of the teens took off his shirt and stated, “I can fight you,” while everyone else pulled out their cell phones. Some of the images have gone viral online.

“They all came at me,” he said.

“A kid came up behind me and hit me on the back of the head with a bottle and I let go of the dog.”

The moment a mob of violent teens attacked an off-duty FDNY firefighter walking his dog in New York City was captured on video

The moment a mob of violent teens attacked an off-duty FDNY firefighter walking his dog in New York City was captured on video

The firefighter, 44, was walking his Labradoodle in Juniper Valley Park in the Middle Village neighborhood of Queens around 9:55 PM on Friday.

The firefighter, 44, was walking his Labradoodle at Juniper Valley Park in the Middle Village neighborhood of Queens around 9:55 PM on Friday.

The video shows his dog barking at the kids before someone grabs his leash

The man can be seen in the upper right as he tries to defend himself against the group of teenagers

The video shows his dog barking at the attackers before someone grabs his leash as he tries to defend himself from the group of teenagers

The firefighter said the kids were 'going crazy' and claimed they were 'high as a kite' before being hit out of nowhere

Police confirmed he was hit on the head with a glass bottle fles

The firefighter said the kids were “going crazy” and claimed they were “high as a kite” before being hit out of nowhere. Officers confirmed that he was hit on the back of the head with a glass bottle fles

The video footage, which appears to begin mid-attack, shows the man raising his fist as his dog barks at the crowd before someone grabs his leash.

The firefighter said the youths were “going crazy” and claimed they were “high as a kite” before he was hit.

“I got hit, turned around, then the kids started coming at me,” he told the New York Post.

“Then I was trapped on the ground with a child.”

He was eventually rescued when an ambulance pulled up.

“They were waiting at the park,” he said.

“If they hadn’t been there, I would have been in a much worse state.”

Officers told the New York Post that the man was hit in the head with a glass bottle and that no arrests have been made.

His dog was rescued by a Good Samaritan and was not injured in the attack.

‘I’m a little confused. What are you going to do? Thank God I’m still here. It could have been worse,” said the firefighter.

He said the park has become a meeting place for rowdy teens and noted that he found three knives in the park on Saturday.

Curtis Sliwa, the Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, also shared the video on Twitter, saying the firefighter was attacked when he asked the teens to stop setting off fireworks.

“NYPD of the 104th district was there but did nothing,” claimed Silwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels.

He told the New York Post that the group will begin patrolling the park at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Curtis Sliwa, the Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, said the firefighter was attacked when he asked the teens to stop setting off fireworks.

Curtis Sliwa, the Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, said the firefighter was attacked when he asked the teens to stop setting off fireworks.

According to data from the NYPD, there were 484 crimes committed in New York City during the week of July 12 to July 18. That number is 3 percent lower than in the same registration period last year.

However, the crime rate so far this year had increased by 5.9 percent on July 18 compared to the same date last year. There have been 11,550 cases of assault this year, compared to 10,906 last year.

The crime rate rose 10.7 percent from 684 in 2020 to 757 in 2021 for the week of July 12 to July 18, the data shows.

This year, 18,333 crimes have been committed so far, compared to 18,312 last year, an increase of 0.1 percent.

It was not immediately clear whether – if one of the teens is eventually arrested – they would be charged with a felony or a felony for the assault.

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