One young woman was stabbed in the abdomen and another was pepper-sprayed in the face Friday night on a Metro rail train after one group of teens followed another group of teens from a basketball game in downtown Buffalo, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority reported Saturday.
The two groups knew each other, and the victims identified at least two possible assailants, but no arrests have been made and the investigation continues, according to NFTA police and agency spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer.
The dispute started at Erie Community College’s Flickinger Center, where two teens had gotten into a fight earlier in the evening. One group of girls and young women left the center and walked to the Church Station, pursued by the other teens.
As members of the first group boarded an outbound Metro train at about 9:10 p.m., members of the other group held the train doors open, stabbed one girl in the stomach and spit on and pepper sprayed another in the face and eyes.
The attackers fled east on North Division Street and the weapon hasn’t been recovered.
The 18-year-old who was sprayed was taken to Erie County Medical Center. The 15-year-old who was stabbed was taken to Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, where she was to undergo surgery for an injury that wasn’t considered life-threatening.