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Suspect cuffed for fatal stabbing at Lower East Side skating park

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Police arrested a Lower East Side man who allegedly stabbed a 27-year-old man to death inside a Lower East Side park on Friday morning.

William Rivera, 24, of Chrystie Street was booked Tuesday on murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges. 

Law enforcements source said the victim was discovered on the pavement inside the LES Coleman Skate Park, near the corner of Monroe and Pike Streets, at about 7:42 a.m. on May 28. 

According to police sources, a school bus driver spotted the injured victim and called 911 for assistance.

Officers from the 5th Precinct found the wounded victim, who had been stabbed multiple times about the body. A homemade sharp object was also located near the victim, sources familiar with the investigation said.

Paramedics rushed the victim to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The NYPD withheld the victim’s identity, pending family notification.

No information was available about a possible suspect description, or a motive for the killing.

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