Harlem stabbing suspect still at large for knifing man to death

Crime scene in Harlem
FILE – A police officer stands guard at a crime scene
File photo/Lloyd Mitchell

Detectives in Harlem are looking for the suspect who brutally stabbed a man to death at a home on Sunday.

Police said Michael Smith, 47, of East 135th Street was fatally attacked inside a residence in the vicinity of East 132nd Street and Madison Avenue at about 12:19 p.m. on March 17.

Officers from the 25th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call at the location regarding the incident, found Smith with multiple stab wounds to his body.

Witnesses told police that an unidentified individual had repeatedly stabbed Smith, then bolted from the scene to parts unknown.

EMS rushed Smith to Harlem Hospital, where he died a short time later.

The motive for the stabbing remains unknown and under investigation, police said. So far, no arrests have been made in the case. Police described the suspected attacker as a man in his 50s who wore army green camouflage clothing.

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 X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.