Published March 30, 2017
A man who was stabbed near a busy outdoor pedestrian shopping and dining plaza popular with locals and tourists in downtown Burlington, Vermont, has died.
Police say 43-year-old Richard Medina was stabbed multiple times in the neck and back Wednesday afternoon near Church Street Marketplace.
Medina was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say another man surrendered to officers at the scene. Charges are pending. A knife has been recovered.
Police say both men are transients and have extensive criminal records. They say the stabbing does not appear to have been random.
Church Street Marketplace features historic architecture, year-round festivals, street entertainers and music.