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Man fatally stabbed entering neighbor’s Joplin home

February 3, 2020 GMT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man was fatally stabbed while attempting to enter his neighbor’s home.

Joplin police identified the man killed as Jonas Bartholomew. Police say initial reports indicate that his attempt to enter his neighbor’s home was unlawful, but no other details were provided in a news release about what led up to the stabbing.

Police say Bartholomew fled after he was injured and was pronounced dead at a hospital.