Police arrest man accused of stabbing woman to death in Manhattan cellphone store

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NEW YORK — The New York Police Department says a man has been arrested on a murder charge after a woman was fatally stabbed while in a cellular phone store.

Police responding to an emergency call went to the Third Avenue store in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood around noon on Saturday.

They found a 51-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds to her chest. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. No identification had yet been released.

Authorities took Pedro Vinent-Barcia, a 62-year-old man, into custody and later arrested him on the murder charge.

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