This is just awful.
A youth coach, Michael Jones, 25, was murdered in a very public area last night — Union Square.
Disturbingly, his neck and torso had been slashed, and his ear was cut off. This is scary AND brutal, and it seems to have stemmed from and argument he had. Onlookers saw him in a heated exchange around 4:30AM.
Luckily, there's video of the suspect, who appears to have a ponytail and a dark jacket. Not much to go on, but it isn't nothing.
Here's what his team said:
"This is truly a sad day for our soccer community and we will do our utmost to help authorities in their investigation of this case. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael's family at this time."
We are shocked and saddened by this, and our hearts go out to his family, friends, and his girlfriend.
[Image via AP Images.]