- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Police say a northwest Arkansas man was fatally stabbed while trying to break up a fight.

Springdale police Sgt. Chad Niccum told reporters that 44-year-old Luis Esmurria-Anaya was pronounced dead Sunday at a hospital where he was taken after being found with stab wounds on a staircase at an apartment complex.

Niccum said a 20-year-old resident of the complex was later arrested on a first-degree murder warrant in the stabbing.

Niccum said the Esmurria-Anaya and the suspect did not know each other and that Esmurria-Anaya was apparently trying to break up a fight between the suspect and another man when he was stabbed.

Jail records show the suspect remains in custody and online court records do not show that formal charges have been filed against him.


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