A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death in downtown Burlington early Sunday morning, according to authorities.
The Burlington Police Department identified the victim as Abubakar Sharrif of Burlington. No suspects were immediately detained.
At about 3:08 a.m., dispatchers received calls about a disturbance and assault at Piesanos Burlington, a restaurant near the intersection of Main and Church streets, according to a press release issued by the department on Sunday.
Officers found a man later identified as Sharrif seriously injured and bleeding heavily from apparent stab wounds and provided medical care. Burlington Fire Department personnel took the victim to a hospital, where he was declared dead, police said in the release.
Acting Police Chief Jon Murad said the investigation was in its earliest stages and that police were interviewing witnesses.
This is the fifth homicide in Burlington this year, Murad said in the press release.
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