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59-year-old man stabbed to death in New York City homeless shelter, arrested

Detectives investigate the scene at The Christopher in Chelsea.
Detectives investigate the scene with Chelsea's Christopher. G.N. Miller / NYPost

Homeless man in Manhattan fatally stabbed inside his shelter, police say A man has been arrested.

A fatal episode unfolded shortly after 2:00 pm. Inside Christopher's room on West 24th Street in Chelsea on Saturday, police said.

According to police, the victim is 62 years old and he was stabbed once in his torso after an altercation. He was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 3:00 pm.

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

Police also recovered weapons at the scene, his NYPD spokesperson said. The names of the victim and suspect were not immediately released.

His 22-year-old Christopher, who is staying at the shelter, said the attack occurred at "Breaking Grounds," where the men were slightly older.

rice field. A shelter should be a place where people rest their heads. They have nowhere to go," he said. “The streets are already dangerous enough. People are just looking for safe places, but it is scary to see people get hurt even if they do get to safe places.”

The 62-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Another resident, Bernard, said of the shelter: increase. Please don't tell us anything. I had to put the puzzle together.

Additional report by Steven Vago