A person has been arrested for a deadly stabbing inside a Manhattan homeless shelter, police mentioned.
The lethal episode unfolded shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday inside a room at The Christopher on West twenty fourth Street in Chelsea, police mentioned.
The sufferer, 62, was stabbed as soon as within the torso following a dispute, cops mentioned. He was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital and pronounced lifeless shortly earlier than 3 p.m., police mentioned.
A 59-year-old man was arrested on the scene and costs are pending.
Cops additionally recovered a weapon on the scene, an NYPD spokeswoman mentioned. The names of the sufferer and suspect weren’t instantly launched.
Christopher, 22, who stays on the shelter, mentioned the assault occurred at “Breaking Grounds,” the place the boys are a bit older
“That stuff occurs right here. A shelter is meant to be a spot the place individuals put their head. They have nowhere to go,” he mentioned. “The streets are already harmful sufficient as it’s. People are on the lookout for only a protected place to go however when a protected place you may go finally ends up with individuals getting injured, it makes it scary.”
Another resident, Bernard, mentioned of the shelter: “They don’t tell us nothing. I needed to put the puzzle collectively.”
The man believed to be the suspect had lived on the shelter for a decade, mentioned a girl who gave her title as Lizzy.
“I’m actually shocked…He’s not aggressive. This is thoughts blowing,” she mentioned outdoors The Christopher. “Someone will need to have aggravated him. He’s a pleasant man.”
The suspect’s brother was killed final 12 months, mentioned Lizzy, who famous “it took a toll on him.”
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