Authorities said police responded to a 911 call about a dispute on Christie Street in the Lower East Side just before 4:30 p.m.
Police say Christina Young Lee got out of the taxi, and at one point the suspect followed the victim into her building and climbed six flights of stairs. Neighbors heard her screams and called 911.
Officers are said to have found a man who barricaded their access to the apartment.
ESU staff then responded to the scene and were eventually able to enter.
When police entered the apartment, they found a 35-year-old woman in the bathroom with stab wounds all over her body.
The Ministry of Emergencies stated the woman’s death at the scene. The knife was found, but it is unclear whether it was a weapon used during the attack.
25-year-old Asamad Nash was taken into custody. Charges await.
Sources say Nash has been arrested at least seven times since 2015, the latest incident being on January 6, 2022.
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