Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in what appears to be an illegal gambling operation in New York’s Chinatown.
ABC7 reports the suspect escaped on foot.
Emergency crews rushed the 58-year-old victim to Bellevue Hospital where he died.
The New York Daily News say it went down on 125 Division St, which used to house a taekwando studio.
“When they took him out of the gurney he had a knife stuck in the torso,” said a witness to the Daily News who declined to be identified. “It looked like a decorative knife. He was definitely not moving, he was definitely out of it.”
Police released no description of the male suspect.
“It’s like a lot of places down here, you can get a drink, do a little gambling,” a police source said. The building has been known to police for its illegal activity.
Just last month, Yuhui Chien, 26, returned from a night of drinking from that same location, but could not be awakened when the Uber driver arrived at her home. Authorities said she had chemical burns on her face, neck and chest.
Police said the death was not a criminal matter.
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