13-year-old charged in fatal stabbing of Barnard student; others sought

College freshman Tessa Majors, 18, was stabbed repeatedly in Morningside Park, not far from Barnard’s campus.

A 13-year-old has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors in a New York City park, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials.

The teen faces charges of second-degree murder, robbery and a weapons-related charge, the officials said. His specific role in the death was not immediately clear.

The juvenile was apprehended at about 11 p.m. Thursday, and as of Friday was not being charged as an adult.

Investigators are seeking two other people whom they believe had a role in the attack.

“I am absolutely confident that any individuals involved in this terrible, heinous attack will be brought to justice and will be brought to justice quickly,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday during a radio interview.

Majors, 18, was stabbed repeatedly in Morningside Park, not far from Barnard’s campus, before 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the New York Police Department.

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