By Geoffrey Croft
An unidentified 50-year-old man was found stabbed nine times inside Lozada Playground in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx Thursday morning.
Police officers responded to the scene just after 9am and found the victim with multiple stab wounds to the back of the head and chest. EMS transported the male to Lincoln Hospital, while en-route the victim was pronounced dead.
The victim's identification will be released after family notification.
Park workers said the playground opened at 7 a.m., but the victim wasn’t seen. A parkgoer discovered the body two hours later, officials said.
The playground is located on E. 135th Street between Alexander Avenue and Willis Avenue adjacent to P.S. 154, the Jonathan D. Hyatt Elementary School which was temporarily locked down.