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Fatal Stabbing at Baruch Houses Apparently a Case of Mistaken Identity

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Glenn Wright, 21 years old, died after being stabbed in the neck at the Baruch Houses Saturday night. He had been visiting his grandmother, helping her clean the windows in her apartment. This is what happened, according to a story in the New York Times:

He was taking a break outside when a group of three or four men attacked him, relatives said. His father, who was nearby, saw the attack in progress and chased after the men. Mr. Wright, bleeding profusely from the neck, ran back into the lobby of his grandmother’s building and collapsed in his aunt’s arms, said his brother Peter Wright Jr. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center. Over the next several hours, as word of the attack spread on Facebook, friends and relatives poured into the hospital. Doctors delivered the news on Sunday afternoon that he was dead.

Family members said it was a case of mistaken identity but there is no confirmation of that from the NYPD as of tonight.  There will be a memorial service for Glenn Wright tomorrow at 5pm, 2050 Second Avenue in East Harlem, followed by a short procession to Central Park East High School, where Wright graduated.

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