NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What reportedly began as a fight over an umbrella ended with a man stabbed to death and a woman critically injured in East Harlem Friday.

As 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported, the brawl happened shortly after 8 a.m. at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. It started with a tug of war between two women over what appeared to be an umbrella.

Two men each joined the women – ages 46 and 36, police said. One man took out a box cutter, which the other man grabbed, police said.

Afterward, the second man stabbed the one with the box cutter, as well as the 46-year-old woman, police said. The man with the box cutter, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The woman was in critical condition at Harlem Hospital Center, police said.

The 46-year-old man who allegedly stabbed the pair was arrested at the scene, and charges were pending, police said.

People were making their way into a nearby McDonald’s for their morning coffee at the time. One man said the vibe on the street was all wrong.

“People are just doing what they want to do. They really don’t respect the law,” he said.

Neighbors said police have been clearing people believed to be drug dealers off the street, but when police turn their backs, the drug dealers return.

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