Rhode Island police have arrested a man they say stabbed a panhandler to death on a Providence street.
Maj. David Lapatin tells The Providence Journal a man in his 50s was panhandling at an intersection at about 8 p.m. Monday when two other men approached and an argument ensued.
Lapatin says 42-year-old Gary McConville, of Pawtucket, stabbed the victim several times and fled on foot with the other man. The victim died at the hospital.
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Based on witness descriptions, the two men were apprehended nearby and questioned. The other man was eventually released without being charged.
McConville faces a murder charge. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.
The victim's name has not been made public.