Police: Homeless Woman Stabs Homeless Man To Death In Center City

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a homeless woman stabbed a homeless man to death in broad daylight in Center City on Friday morning.

Philadelphia police say they received a call around 7:45 a.m. about a man in his 50s who was stabbed multiple times in the neck and face. The victim died at the scene.

The stabbing took place at 19th and Vine Streets, just feet away from the Free Library of Philadelphia.

“The female stabs the male twice in the neck. There is no chance to save him. He died there,” said Capt. Jack Ryan.

Police say they made an arrest within 11 minutes at 17th and Vine Streets.

Police say the stabbing happened following an argument.

“They had an argument, he was walking away. She ran back to him and stabbed him twice in the neck,” said Ryan. “By the end of the day, she’ll be charged with murder.”

This area of Philadelphia has undergone a renaissance of sorts in the past year, with a redesigned park featuring a giant chess board, and a place to grab a brew after work.

Those from the city hope this tragic slaying is an anomaly in a normally safe part of Center City.

“Downtown is very safe. There is a lot of police presence down there, a lot of officers down there,” said Ryan.

Investigators say it’s not clear what the suspect and the victim were arguing about.

Police have not released their names.

 

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