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Man stabbed to death in North Philadelphia

A man died Thursday evening after he was violently stabbed in the left side of his chest and his back, possibly by his live-in girlfriend, police said.

Man stabbed to death in North Philadelphia

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A man died Thursday evening after he was violently stabbed in the left side of his chest and his back, possibly by his live-in girlfriend, police said.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said cops received a call at 6:28 p.m. for a person with a weapon on 13th Street just south of Lehigh Avenue, in North Philadelphia's Hartranft section, and arrived to find the 43-year-old victim collapsed on the sidewalk there, dying of multiple stab wounds.

The man was rushed to Temple University Hospital, but doctors were unable to save him, and he was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m.

Police said they were looking for the man's live-in girlfriend, a heavyset woman last seen wearing a mustard-colored shirt and heading westbound on Lehigh Avenue, toward Broad Street.

Police said the incident began on Tucker Street between 12th and 13th streets, the block where the couple lived. On that block, police found drops of blood and a bloody blade from a kitchen knife, broken off its handle.

Investigators said it appeared that after he was stabbed, the victim stumbled off Tucker Street onto 13th, but collapsed on the sidewalk there. A pool of blood and the victim's sneakers marked the spot where responding officers found him lying, cops at the scene said.

Small said a probation and parole building on that block of 13th Street has several surveillance cameras situated around the area, so the slaying was likely captured on video. Police were working on obtaining that surveillance later Thursday.

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