NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An elderly man was found stabbed to death following an apartment fire in the Bronx.
Police say firefighters found 71-year-old Curtis Austin unconscious inside the building on Manor Avenue in the Soundview section. He had three stab wounds to his neck.READ MORE: No Mask Mandate In NYC Though De Blasio 'Strongly Recommends' Wearing Them; Cuomo Announces MTA, Port Authority Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Labor Day Or Face Testing
The fire happened just after 4 p.m. Saturday.READ MORE: Governors Ball Drops Rapper DaBaby From Lineup Over Homophobic Remarks
Austin was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.MORE NEWS: Child Tax Credit: Monday Is Deadline To Opt Out Of Advance Monthly Payments
Police later arrested 28-year-old Xavier Almonte on charges of murder, manslaughter and arson.