News crews are on the scene at 272 East 7th Street, where a man was stabbed and killed early this morning. DNA Info talked with neighbors about what happened:
East Village neighbor Charles Smith, 41, was out getting his morning coffee around 5:30 a.m. when he saw the man stumbling out of the six-story residential building. “I thought he was drunk until I saw the blood,” said Smith. “It’s shocking to see someone die.” Smith said police arrived on the scene just minutes after the man collapsed onto the sidewalk. Third-floor resident John Bonilla, 59, said he saw a bloody trail on the stair case from the second floor and in the hallway of the first floor. “I thought it was vampire blood with Halloween coming,” said Bonilla, who has lived in the building for seven years. Police arrested a man in connection with the crime, but they have not released his name. Officials have closed Seventh Street between Avenues C and D while they investigate.
EV Grieve has photos from the scene.