Screw loose: Man attacks teens with screwdriver in Williamsburg, cops

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Police are looking for the reprobate who stabbed three teens with a screwdriver on Flushing Avenue on May 25.

The tool-wielding wacko was having an argument with two 16-year-olds — a boy and a girl — and a 17-year-old girl, near Broadway at 2 a.m., when he pulled out the screwdriver and stabbed the boy in the back of his head, before jabbing him in the torso, according to police.

The maniac then drove the tool into the younger girl’s arm, before stabbing the older teen in the chest, cops said.

The three victims made their way to Woodhull Hospital following the attack, and are in stable condition, according to the authorities.

Tips provided to police that leads to an arrest will results in rewards of up to $2,500 through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 12:42 pm, May 31, 2019
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Sophie from Brooklyn says:
Kevin and editors, you should read this: I love reading the Brooklyn Paper to stay up-to-date on what's happening in the borough, but I find it truly reprehensible how you report on crime. Is this news or an opinion piece? Words like maniac, reprobate, puns like "screw loose", "tool-weilding wacko"?!—these colored descriptors, and tasteless jokes, have no place in a publication that hopes to consider itself respectable. These are life and death situations for people, and I see you write language like this all the time. I find it truly horrible and I hope you reflect on this and reconsider your editing.
June 3, 2019, 8:45 am

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