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.