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Police investigate apparent stabbing death in East Boston

Boston Police are investigating the death of a male who appeared to have stab wounds and was found behind 282 Border St. in East Boston, according to police Sergeant Michael McCarthy.

The report came in around 7 a.m. Saturday, he said.

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The body was found in a parking lot between B.D.’s Discount Store, a furniture and home goods shop, and the store’s warehouse.

The store’s owner, Thaier Tuffaha, said he has two security cameras constantly watching the parking lot, and he has handed the video to police. He had to delay opening by three hours Saturday as police gathered evidence, he said.

A store employee, who requested that her name be withheld, said she and several other employees waited across the street from 9 a.m. until noon while police investigated the area behind their store.

She said that in addition to worrying about the business the store was losing during what are usually some of its busiest weekend hours, she felt nervous as she watched officers work behind yellow police tape.

“I usually park my car in the back [of the store],” she said. “. . . I don’t feel safety because someone was killed. Maybe it could happen to me, too.” She said that for some time now, she’s been moving her car before it gets too dark to the front parking area, closer to the street.

“In the store, we feel safety, but outside the store, honestly, I can’t feel safety anymore,” she said. “I feel sorry for the guy [who died]. It’s terrible.”

Further information about the victim was not immediately available.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @evanmallen. Alyssa Creamer can be reached at alyssa.creamer@ globe.com.

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