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4 sought in Queens Taco Bell stabbing: Police

The attack happened after the group was told not to sit on the counters.

The NYPD on Thursday released surveillance photos of four suspects being sought in connection with an assault and stabbing at a Queens Taco Bell last month. A fifth person has since been arrested.

On Oct. 16, two employees of the Atlantic Avenue restaurant asked five people who were sitting on the counters to step down, police said.

The group then turned on the employees, police said. A 22-year-old man was stabbed twice in the midsetion. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, and at the time was listed in serious but stable condition.

The other worker, who is 21, was beaten and ended up with bruises to his face and body.


Five suspects fled in a black SUV livery vehicle, and were dropped off near Jamaica Avenue and 132nd Street, about two and a half miles away, police said.

Authorities arrested Erickson Cepeda, 25 on Oct. 26 in connection with the crime. Police are still searching for three men and a woman, all between the ages of 22 to 28.

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