S.I. brawl lands 2 in hospital with stab wounds, 3 in handcuffs

A 17-year-old man and his girlfriend’s cousin arranged via Instagram to settle a beef — deciding on the social media platform to face off in Staten Island late Saturday, according to cops.

Two groups showed up to fight on 115th St. near Liberty Ave. in Richmond Hill about 10:20 p.m. Saturday.

When the fight was over, two men lay stabbed and bleeding and three men were in handcuffs, police said.

Cops arrested Michael Jalkaren, 17, for allegedly stabbing Alex Murgasen, 22, in the chest, and Shiva Balgobin, also 22, in the abdomen.

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Medics rushed the two wounded men to Jamaica Hospital, according to FDNY officials. They were expected to survive their injuries.

Jalkaren turned himself in at the precinct and was charged with assault. He told cops he used a gravity knife in the attack, but police have yet to find the weapon, officials said.

Murgasen and Balgobin were also charged with assault.

Cops are looking for a fourth man accused of being involved with the brawl.

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