NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing of a woman inside her West Village apartment.

The victim’s boyfriend, 69-year-old Dennis Guglielmo, was arrested on second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges, police said Friday.

Police said 59-year-old Alice Birnbaum was found with multiple stab wounds to the chest inside the couple’s Downing Street apartment on Thursday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sources told CBS 2 that a relative of the suspect called police to report the crime. The relative did not witness the stabbing, but called police from the apartment.

The investigation is ongoing.

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