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NYC Parks Employee Killed After Dispute with Co-Worker

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

crime scene, police, police tape (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

A New York City Parks Department employee fatally stabbed another Parks Department employee Tuesday afternoon in Queens, according to a spokeswoman for the department.

Police responded to a call at Flushing Meadows Corona Park around 3:15 in the afternoon.

A 51-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the incident. He was apprehended by police a short distance away.

The 31-year-old victim had been stabbed in the chest, allegedly by his co-worker. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The city's Parks Department described both men as seasonal employees at the agency.

Jessie Wright-Mendoza contributed reporting

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