Employee Stabbed to Death at NY Movie Theater: Police | NBC New York

Employee Stabbed to Death at NY Movie Theater: Police



    A worker at a Yonker's movie theater was stabbed to death in the lobby, police say. Rana Novini reports. 

    (Published Saturday, April 15, 2017)

    An employee at a Yonkers movie theater was stabbed to death during an argument early Saturday, police said.

    Diaj Asanti Thomas, 19, allegedly got into a fight with the suspect in the theater lobby, then was stabbed in the chest with a knife shortly after midnight, police said.

    Halston Media Photographer Tabitha Pearson Marshall (inset left)

    The suspect fled the Ridge Hill movie theater on Fitzgerald Street. Officers found the knife on the scene, police said. 

    Detectives say the men may have known each other.

    Thomas was taken to a local hospital in an ambulance, where authorities said he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

    Friends and family held a vigil for Thomas on Saturday evening in the family's neighborhood. 

    The area surrounding the theater was cordoned off as detectives from the Yonkers Police Department's Major Case Unit and Crime Scene Unit interviewed witnesses and searched the crime scene.

    Authorities believe the suspect is about 20 years old and 6 feet tall with a thin build.

    Anyone with information regarding the stabbing is asked to call the Yonkers Police Detective Division at (914) 377-7724.

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