A man was fatally stabbed in Baltimore's Upton neighborhood Tuesday night after police said he and a family member walked by a large group of men and one of them attacked.

The 36-year-old victim has not yet been publicly identified. The incident took place around 7 p.m. in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Ave. when the victim and a relative were walking and encountered a group of people. The suspect, described as a black man, tall and slender with dreadlocks, stabbed the victim several times in the torso with an unknown sharp object, police said.

A citizen flagged down a patrol officer to come to the scene, and the suspect and the rest of the group fled. The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital about a half hour after the stabbing.

Police did not release information a motive in the killing. The homicide unit is investigating, and anyone with information may call 410-396-2100.

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