Man stabbed to death in Manhattan shelter


A man was killed and his roommate was taken into custody Saturday after a stabbing at a nonprofit residential facility in Manhattan, police and sources said.

The 62-year-old victim was discovered around 2:05 p.m. at The Christopher, a shelter on W. 24 St. near Seventh Ave. in Chelsea, police said.

He had been stabbed in the torso, police said.

Doctors rushed him to Lenox Hill Hospital, but he could not be saved.

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The victim’s 59-year-old roommate was arrested and awaiting charges on Saturday night, police and sources said.

The Christopher has 207 permanent homes for low-income and previously homeless people, as well as for people living with HIV/AIDS, the website says.

Breaking Ground, the nonprofit behind the Christopher, operates nearly 4,000 residential units in the city, upstate New York, and Connecticut.


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