US marshals arrest man for 2018 fatal stabbing in Chinatown

Mark Abrams
April 23, 2019 - 5:19 pm

Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man wanted for the fatal stabbing of a Cherry Hill man in Chinatown in October 2018 has been arrested Tuesday in Southwest Philadelphia by federal marshals and homicide detectives.

Police officers said they received information that 26-year-old Victor Yan was hiding in a home on Woodland Avenue near South 67th Street.

When marshals from the Fugitive Task Force and police went into the home around 6:15 a.m., Yan ran upstairs and climbed onto the roof.

After a brief standoff, he eventually gave up and was taken away to face homicide and related charges.

Police say Yan stabbed 28-year-old Brett Berdini at 10th and Race streets on Oct. 16, 2018 after he and his girlfriend left a nearby bar.