Firefighters find man stabbed to death at scene of Bronx blaze: cops

Firefighters put out a blaze at a Bronx apartment Saturday afternoon, and discovered an elderly man stabbed to death inside, police said.

The FDNY extinguished flames raging at a home on Manor Avenue near Westchester Avenue in the Soundview section at around 4:15 p.m., according to cops.

When the smoke cleared in Apartment 2, first responders found a 71-year-old man with three stab wounds to his neck, the NYPD said.

The man was unconscious and unresponsive and was taken to Jacobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities.

His name was being withheld pending family notification.

Police discovered the body of an elderly man who had been stabbed to death after putting a fire at his Bronx apartment on July 10, 2021.
Police discovered the body of an elderly man who had been stabbed to death after putting a fire at his Bronx apartment on July 10, 2021.
Peter Gerber
The FDNY extinguished flames raging at a home on Manor Avenue near Westchester Avenue in the Soundview section at around 4:15 p.m
The FDNY extinguished flames raging at a home on Manor Avenue near Westchester Avenue in the Soundview section at around 4:15 p.m.
Peter Gerber

Several uniformed police officers, detectives and fire officials were spotted massing around the Soundview street in the aftermath of the blaze. The area in front of the two-story burnt-out brick building was sealed off with crime-scene tape.

It was unclear if the victim or any potential suspects lived in the apartment.

Metro | New York Post

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