A Nicaraguan diplomat based in New York was found dead in his apartment in the Bronx on Thursday, his throat slashed, police said. The victim is not being identified pending family notification.
The body of the diplomat was found by his driver, said Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne.
A knife was found at the scene, Browne said.
He said it is too early in the investigation to classify the death as a murder or a suicide.
"It's not known yet," he said.
The diplomat's driver may have been picking him up to take him to meet with the Nicaraguan delegation attending the United Nations General Assembly, police said.