Police: Woman fatally stabbed on East 233rd Street

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WAKEFIELD -

Police say a woman was fatally stabbed Wednesday afternoon inside a Wakefield business.

Officers responded around 2 p.m. to MNI Security Specialists Inc., located at 888 East 233rd St.

Police say co-workers found an employee unconscious and unresponsive with a stab wound to the neck. They say they believe a screwdriver was used in the attack.

The woman was taken to Montefiore Medical Center and pronounced dead. Police identified her as 45-year-old Wanda Rios.

News 12 is told that a nearby day care was temporarily put on lockdown.

Police are seeking 45-year-old Idris Abdul-Muhaymin in connection with the stabbing. They say he's a black male with brown eyes and black hair who's 6 feet tall, about 180 pounds and was last seen wearing glasses and a red cap. A person with the same name and age is wanted in connection with a June slaying of a man who won the lottery. Police would not confirm if it was the same person but said they're looking into a possible connection.

There was no word yet on a motive.

Editor's note: Previous coverage had stated the woman was shot, not stabbed.

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