Nicki Minaj Tour Members Stabbed, One Dead
February 18, 2015 at 12:20 PM (PT)
A member of NICKI MINAJ's touring group was killed and another critically injured in a stabbing outside an EAST MOUNT AIRY bar outside PHILADELPHIA, 6ABC.COM reports. MINAJ confirmed the news on her verified TWITTER account: "Two members of my team were stabbed last night in PHILLY. One was killed. They had only been there for two days rehearsing for the tour."
PHILADELPHIA police have not released the names of the victims in the incident, which took place at 2a (ET) this morning. Witnesses told them an argument started in the bar and ended out on the sidewalk with two men being stabbed by a third. Someone then took a 27-year-old man and a 29-year-old man to EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER, where the 29-year-old was pronounced dead. The second victim remains in critical condition.
The attacker was as a man in his 30s with a full beard, wearing a gray and black jacket, who fled the scene in what police are describing as a gray BUICK LESABRE. Police were questioning three witnesses, including the person who drove the victims to the hospital. They were also checking surveillance cameras in the area for further information.