Man Stabbed to Death in Rittenhouse After Argument

Early reports suggested the argument was over sports, but it's unclear if that's the case.

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Update: Police took a suspect into custody earlier today, according to law enforcement sources. The man’s name has not yet been released, but he is believed to be a veteran.

Original: A 24-year-old Bucks County man was stabbed to death early this morning in Rittenhouse Square.

Cops who responded to a radio call for a “stabbing on the highway” shortly after 3 a.m. found the victim splayed out on the ground, bleeding from the stomach, in front of a condominium building at 1830 Rittenhouse.

CPR was performed on the victim until paramedics arrived, police said.

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:36 a.m. The killer has not been identified or arrested.

NBC 10 reported the victim was with three other people — two women and another man — when they were approached by the assailant. Police described him as a medium-built, 5-foot-8 black man who wore a blue Devils hat.

An argument ensued, and the Bucks County man was stabbed. An early report from 6 ABC indicated the killer had asked the man if he was a Flyers fan, but it’s unclear if that was the case.

According to NBC 10, police found a knife sheath near the scene that they hope will lead them to a suspect.

Megan Hellander was a passerby who tried to help the victim. “I took my jacket off, I knelt down beside him, lifted his shirt up and just started putting pressure on what was a stab wound that we saw on his stomach,” she told NBC 10. “And I was just trying to kind of whisper in his ear that the ambulance was coming.”

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