Man Fatally Stabbed on 97th Street; Suspect Arrested

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Police received a call at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday about an assault at 316 West 97th Street, between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue.

Officers arrived to find an unidentified adult male in the building stairwell, unconscious and unresponsive with a stab wound to the torso.

EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Michael Perkins, a 60-year-old resident of 316 West 97th Street, has been arrested and charged with was subsequently taken into custody from the scene.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following individual has been arrested and charged with murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Perkins has served three prison terms for robbery, according to the Daily News.

As of writing, the victim has not been identified.


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