Police: Juan Martinez dies after stabbing at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on University Ave.; suspect in custody

Cops say a 37-year-old man has been arrested, but charges are still pending. (6/2/14)

THE BRONX - Police have a suspect in custody who they believe stabbed a man during a wedding reception at a Bronx church Sunday night.

According to police, 58-year-old Juan Martinez was stabbed several times in the leg inside the auditorium of Holy Spirit Catholic Church on University Avenue.  

When paramedics responded to the scene, Martinez was having trouble breathing. He was rushed to Saint Barnabas Hospital in serious condition and later died. 

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Police are reviewing surveillance video of the scene. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says that they are confident they have the right person in custody.

The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.

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