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: Storm Watch: 1-3" Of Snow Expected, Winter Weather Advisories In Effect Through 1PM
The fire happened just after 4 p.m. Saturday.READ MORE: Mayor Adams Vows Crackdown On Drivers And Cyclists Who Fail To Yield For Pedestrians: 'Stop, Let Them Cross'
Austin was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Announces COVID Vaccine And Booster Mandate For Health Care Workers And High-Risk Settings
Police later arrested 28-year-old Xavier Almonte on charges of murder, manslaughter and arson.