Police are investigating the death of a man who was found stabbed, apparently as he slept, inside a West Village park on Tuesday morning.
Authorities say that at 4:40 a.m. on July 5, police responded to a 911 call regarding a man stabbed at West Street and Christopher Street. Upon their arrival, officers found a 34-year-old man with a stab wound to his torso.
Paramedics rushed the victim to NYC Health & Hospitals/Bellevue, where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.
An investigation found that the victim, who police say may be homeless, was sleeping in a park at the location when he was stabbed in the stomach. At this time, it is not clear what the motive was behind the stabbing.
No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the homicide 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.