A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in the stabbing death of 18-year-old Tessa Majors in a New York City park, according to police. Majors was a freshman at Barnard College.
The person in custody is suspected to have participated in the crime. The New York City Police Department was still searching for other suspects. It is not clear what role the arrested suspect allegedly played in the stabbing.
Majors was stabbed repeatedly in Morningside Park, not far from Barnard’s campus, around 7 p.m. on Wednesday according to the NYPD.
“During the struggle, one of the individuals pulled out a knife and stabbed her several times,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said. “She staggered her way up the street. One of the security guards saw her and called 911.”
She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.