NYC shelter stabbing leaves one man dead, one under arrest

A man has been arrested for a fatal stabbing inside a Manhattan homeless shelter, police said.

The deadly episode unfolded shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday inside a room at The Christopher on West 24th Street in Chelsea, police said.

The victim, 62, was stabbed once in the torso following a dispute, cops said. He was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital and pronounced dead shortly before 3 p.m., police said.

A 59-year-old man was arrested at the scene and charges are pending.

Cops also recovered a weapon at the scene, an NYPD spokeswoman said. The names of the victim and suspect were not immediately released.

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Christopher, 22, who stays at the shelter, said the attack happened at “Breaking Grounds,” where the men are a bit older

“That stuff happens here. A shelter is supposed to be a place where people put their head. They have nowhere to go,” he said. “The streets are already dangerous enough as it is. People are looking for just a safe place to go but when a safe place you can go ends up with people getting injured, it makes it scary.”

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The 62-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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Another resident, Bernard, said of the shelter: “They don’t let us know nothing. I had to put the puzzle together.”

Additional reporting by Steven Vago

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