Michael Artist, 52, stabbed to death in Brownsville Houses

Police say Michael Artist was found unconscious in the second floor stairwell of the Brownsville Houses. (2/23/14)

BROOKLYN - Police are investigating the stabbing death of a 52-year-old man in a housing unit on Dumont Avenue.

Police say the victim, Michael Artist, was found unconscious in the second floor stairwell of the New York City Housing Authority's Brownsville Houses early Sunday morning.

They say the man had stab wounds to his chest and left arm. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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