FLUSHING — A 19-yr-previous was stabbed to dying in an web cafe throughout a battle over a seat, in line with police and the supervisor.
Yangpu Fan, of Flushing, was with a gaggle of teenagers contained in the Okay&D web cafe at 38-19 Union St. Wednesday once they demanded fifty one-yr-previous Paul Kim surrender his seat at a pc round 9 p.m., in response to Paul Chen, fifty one, supervisor at Okay&D.
“The youngsters got here they usually needed to take a seat collectively, however [Kim] was sitting in a nook. They informed him to surrender his seat. The man refused they usually had an argument. An worker stated, ‘Do not argue.’ The youngsters left, however then they got here again with two or three extra individuals. They argued with him once more. Then they left once more and we thought all the things was over,” Chen stated.
Fan, who lived blocks from the cafe, took himself to New York Hospital-Queens by personal transport, police stated, and was handled for a stab wound to the torso. He died of his accidents there, police stated.
Police returned to the web cafe the place Kim was nonetheless sitting at his pc, and arrested him there, they stated. A knife was recovered on the scene.
“The police got here and stated somebody obtained stabbed, however no one observed it occur. There was no blood,” Chen added, saying police initially questioned the suspect, however didn’t arrest him instantly.
“They handcuffed him, then they let him go, so he stayed right here. Then the police got here again once more later. They put him in handcuffs once more and took his stuff,” Chen added.
He added Kim, whom police stated was homeless, was “a daily buyer. He was all the time smiling. He’d purchase Monster drinks. He appeared like a pleasant man.”
“I really feel very unhappy. This was throughout a seat,” Chen stated.
John Del Signore contributed reporting.