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Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five band member arrested over murder of homeless man

The stabbing happened in Manhattan shortly before midnight on Monday.

From left: Band members Scorpio, Melle Mel, Kidd Creole and Rahiem at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York in 2007
From left: Band members Scorpio, Melle Mel, Kidd Creole and Rahiem at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York in 2007
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ONE OF THE founding members of the 1980s hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five has been arrested in New York in connection with the fatal stabbing of a homeless man, police have said.

Nathaniel Glover, 57, also known as Kidd Creole, was arrested last night on murder charges.

The stabbing happened in midtown Manhattan shortly before midnight on Monday. Police said the 55-year-old victim was found with multiple stab wounds to his torso. It’s not clear what sparked the stabbing.

Police described the victim, who lived in a shelter, as a sex offender. His identity has not yet been released.

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are best known for their 1982 rap song The Message. The group was formed in the late 1970s in the Bronx.

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, the first rap act to be inducted into the hall.

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