Prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to charge Steven Torres with a hate crime.
The 29-year-old victim was stabbed with a sharp instrument on Sept. 15 about 9:50 p.m.
The restaurant was the site of two stabbings last year.
Police say Steven Torres, 22, claimed victim Ever Orozco, 69, blew him kisses before the attack.
Ever Orozco, 69, was stabbed to death near the 7 train Monday afternoon, police said.
John Gillespie, 58, was stabbed to death by his girlfriend inside his Ocean Ave. apartment, cops said.
A man died when he was stabbed in the back in East Flatbush Tuesday, cops said.
A Bronx woman that stabbed her husband to death Friday has been charged with his murder.
Police distributed fliers announcing a reward leading to an arrest in the stabbing of Natasha Martinez.
The men were beaten near Ninth Avenue and West 24th Street, officials said.
John Reeves, 39, was stabbed to death in the lobby of the Whitman Houses Tuesday night, cops said.
The 17-year-old was stabbed near East Broadway and Rutgers Street, the FDNY, police and witnesses said.
Investigators were still trying to catch the man who stabbed Natasha Martinez, 17, near her Queens home.
Natasha Martinez, 17, was stabbed last week steps from her Woodhaven home.
The 49-year-old victim was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
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