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Soccer coach dies after NYC stabbing

Oct. 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A youth instructor employed by the New York Red Bulls soccer team was stabbed to death by a man who argued with him as they walked in the city, police said.

Michael Jones, 25, of West Harrison, N.Y., was walking near Union Square in Manhattan when he was slashed in the neck and torso by the man, the New York Daily News reported Monday.

Jones, originally from Liverpool, England, was a part-time coach in the Red Bulls' training program, instructing local third-graders, among others.

A surveillance video of the area showed Jones walking with his assailant when the argument and attack occurred, police said.

A passerby alerted a firefighter, the newspaper said.

"He told them you better get down here, someone got their throat cut," said Malachi Mohamed, 39, who witnessed the incident.

Jones was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital.

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