Calls for Arena Security Probe Following Fatal Stabbing at HS Tournament

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Trenton, N.J., officials are calling for an investigation into security measures at an arena where a man was fatally stabbed last week during a high school basketball tournament.

As reported by The Associated Press, Mercer County prosecutors say Khalil Glanton, 23, of Trenton, was stabbed multiple times at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday and was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly afterward. Two brothers — Kareem Finney, 25, and Kahli Finney, 20, both of Trenton — have been charged with first-degree murder and third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, authorities announced Tuesday.

The Trenton City Council, which said Monday that most of its members were at the game, called for "a full and thorough investigation" by the county improvement authority into security measures that night and throughout the tournament. The council also wants Trenton police to investigate "any possible security breakdowns or breaches."

Mayor W. Reed Gusciora earlier called for the county to look into security breaches at the arena, saying officials must ensure adequate training for all county personnel "who operate a metal detector." Gusciora vowed additional security for the first round of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament Tuesday at Trenton Central High School.

Authorities found Glanton stabbed after a fight that broke out following the game Thursday, according to Mercer County prosecutors.

Kareen Finney held Glanton while his younger brother repeatedly stabbed him, investigators allege, citing video and witness interviews. Investigators also discovered that the brothers had an ongoing dispute with the victim over a female, prosecutors said.

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