Multiple readers have noted that the NYPD has continued to block off parts of Avenue C this morning. According to Gothamist, a 31-year-old man was stabbed to death. "[T]he incident happened before 3 A.M. in front of 737 East 5th Street. Police found the 30-year-old victim unconscious and unresponsive with a stab wound to the chest."
The address is between Avenue C and Avenue D.
More information to follow as it become available.
Gothamist reported that the stabbing is being treated as a homicide. This will mark the first homicide in the 9th Precinct in 2012. According to CompStat, there was one homicide in the 9th Precinct in 2011. (Most current CompStat report is here — PDF)
Updated 10:40 a.m.:
Avenue C and East Fourth Street and Fifth Street are back open, EVG reader AC points out...
AC said that detectives are going door to door now on Avenue C.
A crime scene unit remains on the scene.
Updated 6:51 p.m.:
FOX News is reporting this:
Police said the victim was part of a dispute between his aunt and her boyfriend.
According to authorities, the boyfriend fled the scene after the stabbing and are looking for him.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).