MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (PIX11) – A fugitive wanted in the deadly stabbing of a man near Times Square was arrested at a Connecticut casino, some 140 miles east of the crime scene, police said.
Arturo Lopez-Valle was arrested Jan. 23 in the bus lobby of Foxwoods Resort Casino, The Day of New London reports.
Lopez-Valle is suspected of stabbing a 36-year-old man, whose identity still has not been released by authorities.
Police said the deadly Jan. 20 encounter likely began as a dispute inside the New Star Café on Seventh Avenue between 39th and 40th streets.
“It would appear that the individual who was stabbed had gotten into a previous argument outside on 38th Street and Eighth Avenue and then met up with this individual about two hours later at about 9:30 at night when this occurred,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said last week.
Mortally wounded, the victim collapsed in front of 213 West 40th St. Officers arrived to find him unconscious and unresponsive. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators released images of surveillance video from inside and outside of the café in the hopes of tracking down the attacker.
Lopez-Valle is being held at Mashantucket Tribal Police Headquarters on $100,000 bond. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Monday.
It was not immediately known why Lopez-Valle was at the casino.
He is held at Mashantucket Tribal Police Headquarters on $100,000 bond and will be arraigned Monday. It is not immediately known if he has an attorney.