UPDATE: Ithaca stabbing victim dead, police searching for armed and dangerous suspect

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened on Lake Street. The Cornell University Police say it happened at the Gun Hill Apartments around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick says the stabbing victim has died.

Mayor Myrick says the victim and suspect appear to know each other and that this was not a random attack. He also says that the suspect and victim are both from out of town and were in Ithaca for the summer.

WATCH: Ithaca Police address stabbing death and suspect search

WATCH: Ithaca Police address fatal stabbing. Police are searching for the armed and dangerous suspect.

Posted by NewsChannel 9 on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Police are urging the public to stay away from the area and stay indoors. 

Police are looking for a suspect, who is described as a black male who was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and tan shoes and is around 5’6” with a medium-cut afro. If you see someone fitting this description, you’re asked to call 911.


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