Police: Man stabbed to death in Brighton Beach, 1 in custody

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A man was stabbed to death Thursday in Brooklyn and another man was taken into custody, police confirmed.

The incident happened at the corner of Neptune Avenue and Brighton 4th Street.

Police say they discovered the 31-year-old man's body with a stab wound to his chest.

Witnesses say the man was sitting on a chair outside of a bodega when the stabbing unfolded.

He was transported to Coney Island Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police say.

Police say a 36-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene.

Police sources say the man in custody claims he was being robbed by the victim and stabbed him in self-defense.  

Investigators did not say if the 36-year-old man was facing charges or if he was being considered a suspect.

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