Pedro Toruno said the management of his building told him to clean up the blood spot Monday after it became an attraction for tourists who heard about police shooting and killing knife-wielding man Darrius Kennedy, 51, Saturday in front of the building, which is located near Times Square, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
"I cleaned it up because the management told me to," Toruno said.
City and police officials declined to comment on why the blood was not cleaned up earlier.
Police said Kennedy had threatened officers with a knife before he was shot and killed. They said he had a history of mental illness and threatening police officers.
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