Man stabbed to death in Brooklyn in row over failing to say ‘thank you’

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According to an eyewitness and police, a verbal dispute between two men in Brooklyn over not saying the word “thank you” for opening a door resulted in one of them being stabbed to death.

One of the men was stabbed to death after a late night brawl in New York City when one of them accused the other of not being polite.

The brawl began with a verbal slinging match at a convenience store on 4th Avenue in Park Slope at around 10.20 p.m. Tuesday night, but escalated with the man who locked the door for another outside the store.

The 37-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, held the door open to another customer at the shop, who was not even identified, and confronted him for not saying thanks for the gesture.

“Why don’t you say, ‘Thank you for opening the door’?” According to Kharif Alsaidi, an employee of the shop, asked the victim.

“I didn’t ask you to open the door for me,” replied the suspect, Mr Alsaidi told ABC News.

“It was about not saying ‘thank you’ for opening the door for him,” the eyewitness said.

Mr Alsaidi said the verbal dispute escalated to a physical fight and started outside the shop. In one instance, the victim allegedly taunted the man saying “stab me if you can”.

According to officials, the suspect on his bicycle grabbed a knife and allegedly stabbed the man in the stomach and neck.

“The victim started shouting, ‘He stabbed me, he stabbed me’,” Mr Alsaidi said.

He remembered the victim “bleeding from all over the floor” as the suspect fled.

“I tried to ease the problem by saying to the guy, ‘Just put the knife away. He doesn’t deserve it. It’s not worth it’, Mr. Alasadi said. “I tried my best to de-escalate But nothing worked.”

The man was taken to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The accused is absconding and police have asked anyone with information to report the New York Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or message @NYPDTips on Twitter for any information about the incident. asked to send.

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