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Cops Look At Surveillance After Times Square Stabbing

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Police search for a suspect in a fatal stabbing near Times Square. (credit: CBS 2)

Police search for a suspect in a fatal stabbing near Times Square. (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The hunt continues Sunday for a suspect in a deadly stabbing in Times Square.

Early Saturday a man was stabbed to death during a fight that began inside Playwrights Tavern on 49th Street.

Witnesses said Elliott Paulino bumped into another man and that started a shoving match.

The fight spilled onto the sidewalk, where witnesses said a suspect stabbed Paulino twice, then ran off.

Paulino was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital.

“I think he was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” family friend Susan Bodolato said. “My older son used to stay with them and everything when they were kids, and they grew up together, so it’s very heartbreaking – a kid you know very well that’s not here no more.”

Investigators were examining surveillance video from several locations around the scene of the crime to help them find the killer.

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