New York City police said an unprovoked stabbing Thursday killed a Columbia University student and injured a tourist, according to police.
A severe attack occurred around 11 p.m. at Morningside Park, situated in upper Manhattan.
123rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue were the scenes of a stabbing death that occurred on June 20, according to an NYPD spokesperson.
The stabbed victim was 27 years old and attacked in the torso near Cathedral Parkway and 110th Street.
It was decided to take them both to the hospital. It was reported that the Columbia student died from his injuries while the tourist was stable. A Columbia University spokesperson confirmed that the victim was a student. The victim’s identity has not been released.
According to authorities, he was caught with a large kitchen knife on 104th Street and Central Park North.
A potential third victim was allegedly threatened by the suspect in the park. Fortunately, no harm was done to the third victim.
Stabbing motives have not been revealed. Authorities are still investigating.