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US Tourist Beaten And Stabbed To Death In Istanbul Side Street

Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency:  Newsflash

This is the moment an American tourist is confronted by a knife gang in an Istanbul side street and is fatally beaten and stabbed.

Leonard Samuel Ray, age not disclosed, arrived in the Turkish city of Istanbul 20 days before the attack.

He was walking with his friend, name not reported, in the city’s Sehit Muhtar district at around 5.50am on 26th December when several individuals approached them.

One of the suspects who was detained by the police after allegedly attacking Leonard Samuel Ray with a knife and killing him while he was walking on the street with his friend in Istanbul, Turkey on 26th December 2021. (CEN)

As seen in the CCTV footage, one group member apparently bumps into Ray intentionally and he apologises and tries to back away.

However, the suspects attack him and his friend and one suspect reportedly stabs Ray in the thigh.

Ray was taken to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

American tourist Leonard Samuel Ray died as a result of a knife attack while walking on the street with his friend in Istanbul, Turkey on 26th December 2021. (CEN)

Investigators tracked the group’s movements after the alleged knife attack and said they fled on foot for a while before getting in a taxi.

Four suspects, identified as, Ferhat K., E.A., M.K.O., and T.D., were arrested and taken into custody. Their ages were not reported.

The police are continuing to look for a fifth suspect identified as B.Y., according to reports.

American tourist Leonard Samuel Ray died as a result of a knife attack while walking on the street with his friend in Istanbul, Turkey on 26th December 2021. (CEN)

After the police took the suspects’ statements, three were released with judicial restrictions while Ferhat K., suspected of stabbing the American victim in the leg, has been kept in custody.

The investigation into the incident continues.