New Video of Union Square Stabbing Suspect

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The police have released new video of the man they say stabbed 25-year-old Michael Jones to death near Union Square early Sunday morning.

The Times reports that detectives are reviewing surveillance footage that shows Mr. Jones walking down West 14th Street with his attacker shortly before he was stabbed in the neck and torso (his ear was also cut off). According to The Post, he had been bar-hopping earlier in the evening, and called his girlfriend around 4:17 a.m., shortly before the assault.

Mr. Jones – a Liverpool native, per the Daily News – was in his fifth year as a coach at the New York Red Bulls Academy, a youth training program. (He is not to be confused with former Red Bulls defender Mike Jones.) The soccer team released a statement describing him as “a tremendous individual, a fantastic coach who loved soccer and a terrific friend for many of us.”