Christina Lee got out of a taxi late at night and was followed inside.
A 35-year-old woman was stabbed to death in her downtown Manhattan apartment in what appeared to be a random attack.
Christina Lee got out of a taxi around 4:23 a.m. Sunday and was followed to her apartment building in Chinatown, according to New York police.
When officers responded to a 911 call, they were confronted with a person barricaded inside the apartment, police said.
Once officers were able to enter the apartment, they found Lee stabbed in her bathroom, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 25-year-old suspect, who police say is homeless, was taken into custody after he allegedly tried to flee the scene, authorities said. The attack seemed to be random.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement, “I and New Yorkers across the city mourn the innocent woman who was murdered at her home in Chinatown last night and we stand with our Asian brothers and sisters today. ‘today’.
“The NYPD is investigating this horrific incident, and I thank them for apprehending the suspect,” Adams said. “While the suspect who committed this heinous act is now in custody, the conditions that created him remain. The mission of this administration is clear: We will not let this violence go unchecked.”