A man was reportedly stabbed to death after an argument ensued between the victim and the accused over not saying "thank you" for holding open a door in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The 37-year-old victim, whose identity has been withheld, reportedly held the door open for another customer, also not identified, who was walking into the 4th Avenue Tobacco Road Corp near President Street in Gowanus around 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

However, when the ill-mannered customer didn’t bother saying “thank you” as he made his way inside, the victim confronted him and asked him why he did not say thank you for the gesture, New York Post reported.

“Why don’t you say, ‘Thank you for opening the door’?” asked the victim, according to Kharef Alsaidi, an employee at the store.

“I didn’t tell you to open the door for me,” the suspect replied.

According to Alsaidi, the verbal dispute escalated into a physical fight outside the store with the door-holder punching the other man as he got on his e-bike to leave the establishment. The victim even allegedly taunted the man by asking him to stab him if he can.

After the door-holder punched the man, the suspect, who was on his bicycle, grabbed a knife and allegedly stabbed the man in the abdomen and neck, the Independent reported.

The victim then fell back into the entrance of the store and bled heavily all over the floor as the suspect escaped.

“I tried to de-escalate the problem by telling the guy, ‘Just put the knife away. He’s not worth it. It’s not worth it,” Alsaidi said. “I did my best to de-escalate, but nothing worked.”

Following the stabbing, the victim was immediately rushed to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the accused took off on his e-bike, headed south on Fourth Avenue toward Carroll Street, and remains on the run. He wore a black sweater, white shirt, and jeans, and carried a black backpack at the time of the attack.

Police have asked anyone with information regarding the suspect to report to New York Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or message @NYPDTips on Twitter.

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