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Police Search for Man in Connection With Bronx Beating Death

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Police are searching for a man in connection with a beating death in the Bronx.

They've released the above photo of the suspect.

Police say surveillance video shows the victim and suspect getting into an altercation outside a bodega on Washington Avenue early Friday morning.

The victim was hit in the head and apparently fell to the ground.

He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Police say the victim is a 37-year-old Swiss tourist who was visiting his girlfriend.

Neighbors said they hope this doesn't give their usually safe community a bad reputation.

"It's sad that he was on vacation and that had to happen, and it's also sad for the Bronx and the people that live here that they get that bad rep," said one person in the neighborhood. "People might not want to come here, but it's a nice place to come, to live, to visit."

"Very safe. Very safe," said another person. "I don't know what happened yesterday, because everybody's nice. I don't know what happened yesterday."

"You see the kids out here? They're playing," said a third. "You know, if it was a violent block, there wouldn't be kids out here playing in the front."

Police have not yet released the name of the victim.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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