By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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The fire happened just after 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Austin was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Police later arrested 28-year-old Xavier Almonte on charges of murder, manslaughter and arson.

CBSNewYork Team