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Cops: Huntington Station man was stabbed, found dying on his front lawn

Suffolk County police block traffic near Wyman Avenue

Suffolk County police block traffic near Wyman Avenue in Huntington Station after a man died after being found injured on the front lawn of his home on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Credit: Ed Betz

A Huntington Station man died after being stabbed in the stomach and found on the front lawn of his home Saturday, police said.

Police responding to a reported disturbance at 4:25 a.m. on Wyman Avenue found Larry Collins, 38, on his lawn with injuries to his abdomen "following a physical altercation," Suffolk County police said in a statement.

Det. Sgt. James McGuinness said Collins was alive when police arrived. Collins was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Wendy Schider, a neighbor of Collins, said she was sitting on her deck when she heard a man and woman screaming and cursing at each other. Schider called 911, she said, and police arrived at Collins' home a short time later.

"Just hearing it and finding out someone died is really upsetting," Schider said.

McGuinness said he believed Collins lived with his girlfriend.

Detectives were pursuing leads Saturday but had made no arrests. McGuinness declined to say whether they had identified a suspect.

The medical examiner's office will likely determine the type of weapon used to stab Collins, as well as the number of stab wounds, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Suffolk homicide squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220- TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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