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Migrant stabbed to death outside NYC shelter converted from dorm space

Police said a man was stabbed to death Sunday morning during an altercation with an immigrant man outside the immigrant shelter in East Harlem where the two shared a home.

According to the New York Police Department, the 29-year-old victim was stabbed in the chest at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and East 97th Street around 4:02 a.m. after an argument with a 30-year-old fellow immigrant.

The victim, whose identity was not immediately released, was rushed to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


A 29-year-old man was stabbed to death by a fellow migrant outside a migrant shelter in East Harlem on Sunday morning. Google Maps

The 30-year-old suspect was in custody and charges were still pending as of Sunday evening.

Police said the murder investigation remains ongoing.

The incident happened outside a 500-family migrant shelter the city opened last year in a former dormitory facility for Hunter and Baruch College students.

The 19-story building, located at 1760 Third Avenue between 97th and 98th Streets, was being touted as the city’s 12th Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center, intended to house migrants with children.

It was not immediately clear whether the two men involved in Sunday’s incident were the fathers of the children living at the shelter.

This is not the first time an altercation has broken out and led to a stabbing at the city’s new migrant shelter: on January 7, another man was stabbed to death at the nearby Randalls Island shelter.

Police sources said that due to safety concerns, police had installed security cameras around migrant shelters to curb rising violence.

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