NY – A 27-year-old resident of a shelter in the city of NY was charged with murder Sunday in the fatal stabbing of another resident, police said.
Police responded to the Randall Island shelter at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday for a report of an attack in progress. The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.. She had received a stab wound in the torso.
The suspect was detained at the scene, police said.
In August, Mayor Eric Adams announced a plan to house up to 2,000 migrants on East River Island as large numbers of asylum seekers arrived in the city. More than 161,000 migrants have arrived and requested support from authorities since spring 2022Adams and other officials reported last month.