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Man dies after apparent random stabbing in Rittenhouse Square

The apparently random attack happened outside a luxury hotel on the 1800 block of Rittenhouse Square in Center City around 3:00 a.m.
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Police are currently searching for a suspect in a fatal stabbing in Rittenhouse Square Sunday morning, CBS Philly reported.

The apparently random attack happened outside a luxury building on the 1800 block of Rittenhouse Square in Center City around 3:00 a.m.

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“Police say a group of friends were out on the town for an early Patrick's Day celebration when they were approached by a man wearing a New Jersey Devils cap,” ABC Philly reported. “The man, who witnesses said appeared 'deranged,' asked the victim if he was a Philadelphia Flyers fan, then pulled out a knife and stabbed him at least once in the abdomen.”

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The attacker then fled the scene and the unidentified 24-year-old victim was taken to Hahnemann Hospital where he died.

Police are currently investigating the incident and have not released any details regarding the suspect.

Matt Lee is a web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely:@off_Yellow.

 

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