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Queens stabbing leaves man dead at street corner: cops

Deadly Queens stabbing
File photo/Lloyd MItchell

Queens detectives are looking for the suspect who stabbed a man to death on a street corner early Monday morning.

Police said the homicide happened at about 2:43 a.m. on Sept. 19 at the intersection of 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside, steps away from the 69th Street-Fisk Avenue station on the 7 line.

Officers from the 108th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the incident, found the 55-year-old male victim with a stab wound to his torso.

EMS rushed him to Queens Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

A source familiar with the investigation said the victim was stabbed during a dispute with an unidentified male perpetrator. Based on eyewitness accounts, the source said, it’s believed both the victim and attacker were intoxicated at the time.

The argument turned violent when the perpetrator pulled out a sharp object and stabbed the 55-year-old man in the chest, authorities said. The culprit, who was apparently shirtless at the time, fled on foot eastbound along Roosevelt Avenue.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the deadly stabbing can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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