19-year-old Edith Rojas was attacked by the 21-year-old man in front of 75 Thayer St. between Broadway and Sherman Avenue, according to NYPD.
Rojas’s stepfather was found cradling her body, the family said.
Rojas broke up with the ex-boyfriend, who, after the attack, fled to a nearby park and stabbed himself. Police apprehended him in Fort Tryon Park.
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