UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Police in New York arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the murder of a college student in a Manhattan park, local media reported, raising tension in a city where crime rates have declined in recent years.
The New York City Police Department said Tessa Majoris, 18, received several stab wounds with a knife Wednesday evening when she was stolen while crossing the Harlem’s Morning Side park near Barnard College. The police believe that three people were involved in the crime.
Despite her injury, Majoris managed to pull a staggering from the park and called for a guard booth at a nearby school, but she breathed her last in a hospital.
Morningside Park has long been known to be unsafe and has witnessed several crimes, including murders.
“One person has been arrested and an investigation is still going on,” Rodney Harrison, chief inspector of New York Police, said on Twitter late on Friday evening, without giving any additional information on the identity of the arrested person.
CBS2 television, citing unnamed police officials, said the police found the boy on Thursday while combing the lobby of a nearby building. The station said that his clothes matched the suspect’s descriptions.
The station and other local news channels added that this boy had confessed to the police that he and two friends had tried to steal and stab Mag Ores.
A police spokeswoman said she could not comment on any arrests in this case.
Crime rates in New York have steadily declined, but city officials have admitted that there has been an increase in homicides in the final months of the year.
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