NYPD: Man stabbed to death near Herald Square

The NYPD is investigating after a man was stabbed to death near Herald Square on Thursday evening.

Police say the 36-year-old victim was stabbed in the chest around 6 p.m. outside of the Penn Station LIRR entrance near the corner of West 34th Street and 7th Avenue.

EMS took the man to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the victim, who appears to have been homeless, has not yet been released pending family notification. 

Police released surveillance camera photos of two men they were seeking in the fatal assault. The man who cops believe was the stabber was wearing a brown and white plaid jacket.

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On Sunday, a man was stabbed to death while sleeping on a subway entering Penn Station. 

In a statement, the head of a transit advocacy group said its members were devastated about this latest killing in the Penn Station area.

"We are concerned about the growing drug sales and open drug use in the station," Passengers United president Charlton D'souza said in a statement. "The lack of a unified police command by one entity is creating jurisdictional issues that must be addressed by the Mayor and Governor immediately."

At least four separate police departments have a presence in and around Penn Station and Herald Square: The NYPD, MTA Police, Amtrak Police, and New Jersey Transit Police.

With The Associated Press.