KEY POINTS

  • Teen was located in New York City's Bronx borough early Thursday 
  • He is the third teen taken into custody for the slaying of Tessa Majors
  • Police suspect the teen to be the one who stabbed Majors during the botched robbery

A third teen was arrested Thursday morning in New York City for the fatal stabbing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors, police said.

Police found the 14-year-old suspect around 8 a.m.  in the Bronx borough. The teen was taken to the Police Department’s 26th Precinct in Harlem where a guardian was summoned so investigators could begin questioning.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison posted on Twitter to notify the public the teen had been found.

Police had been looking for the teen since Majors’ was slain Dec. 11 in what was described as a robbery gone wrong. Three teens reportedly attacked Majors’ in Manhattan’s Morningside Park and attempted to rob her. One of the robbers stabbed her several times before all three fled and left Majors to bleed out.

She was found by a Columbia University security guard, who notified police. 

One teen, 13, was arrested the next day and confessed to the robbery, implicating two classmates, both 14. Police reportedly took another suspect into custody, but released the teen Dec. 12 due to lack of evidence.

Police had since searched for the third suspect, sharing a picture with the public and saying he was the one suspected of stabbing Majors during the robbery. A guardian reportedly planned to turn the teen over to police on Dec. 16, but the youth fled before officers arrived.

nypd A NYPD car and a Sanitation truck are used as a protective barricade in New York. Several gunshots were heard at Manhattan. Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images