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Man stabbed, wounded in clash inside Harlem migrant shelter

NYPD officers and detectives investigate a stabbing at 31 Central Park North in the old Lincoln Correctional Facility Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in Manhattan, New York. The former prison has be re-opened as a migrant shelter. (Barry Williams/New York Daily News/TNS)

A man was stabbed and seriously wounded Wednesday during a clash inside a Harlem migrant shelter, police said.

Police responding to a 911 call inside Central Park N. near Fifth Ave. about 11:30 a.m. found a 24-year-old man suffering from a stab wound, cops said.

The attack took place on the fourth floor of the Lincoln Correctional Facility, which was shuttered in 2019 but re-opened recently to provide housing for some of the thousands of asylum seekers coming into the city, police and witnesses said.

“I heard two people fighting on the fourth floor. They spoke Spanish,” shelter resident Adam Hassan said.

Medics took the victim to Mount Sinai Morningside for treatment. He was seriously wounded but expected to recover, cops aid.

Cops took a 27-year-old person of interest into custody at the scene for questioning. No charges were immediately filed.

Both men are believed to be migrants, police sources said.

Wednesday’s attack occurred less than a week after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed outside a Times Square migrant shelter on 42nd St. near Eighth Ave. Michael Colome, 22, and five other teens under the age of 16, were apprehended for the attack. Sixteen others involved in the brawl were still being sought by police.

Last week’s attack took place at the Candler Building, a vacant office tower that has been converted into a migrant shelter and was the scene of a caught-on-video attack on cops that roiled the city in January.


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