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Man stabbed to death for flipping off car crash victims

A man was murdered in the Bronx last night after he was chased down for extending a middle finger to passengers of a car wreck.
(Photo by Alan Cleaver via Flickr)
(Photo by Alan Cleaver via Flickr)

A man was stabbed to death last night in a brutal act of retaliation after he flipped off passengers of a crashed car, police said.

The victim, identified only as a 25-year-old man, was driving with friends just before 7 p.m. through the Bronx when they passed the scene of an accident on Hollers and Huguenot avenues. It was at that moment that the man is said to have extended a middle finger to the wrecked vehicle, a decision which reportedly led to his homicide.

According to authorities, the group involved in the crash reacted immediately, dashing into a separate car and tailing the victim and his friends until they stopped one block away at Hollers Avenue and Eastchester Place. Upon being questioned over who was to blame for the gesture, the victim admitted it was him. Police said in the ensuing altercation, he was fatally stabbed.

After the bloodshed, the man's friends allegedly tried to find a hospital but gave up and parked to call 911. Emergency services rushed the injured man to Jacobi Medical Center, but he could not be saved, the New York Daily News reported.

Police retrieved a knife at the scene, and no arrests have been made.