Death of man found outside of Manhattan TV studio ruled a homicide: NYPD

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The death of a man who was found outside of a TV studio in Manhattan in December is being investigated as a homicide.

According to police, at 4:40 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2019, the NYPD responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious man in front of Chelsea Television Studios, located at 221 West 26th St. Upon their arrival, officers were informed that the victim, 53-year-old Daniel Cunningham, was taken to Lenox Health Greenwich Village by EMS, where he was pronounced dead.

The following day, police arrested 41-year-old Barry Levy and charged him with harassment and assault. It is not immediately clear what the motive behind the incident was.

On March 30, the NYPD announced that the incident is now being investigated as a homicide. 

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