Man stabbed in the neck outside migrant shelter, 18 people arrested

RANDALL’S ISLAND, NY – A 24-year-old male was stabbed in the neck outside a migrant shelter on Randall’s Island around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, police said. The incident occurred after a large altercation broke out.

The police revealed that the victim, reportedly a security guard at the shelter, was rushed to Harlem Hospital with expectations of a safe recovery.

Following the attack, 18 individuals were detained. Out of these, six people are facing charges and the remaining 12 have been issued court summonses, according to authorities.

Earlier this month, on January 6, a separate stabbing event at the same shelter resulted in the death of a 24-year-old migrant. A 27-year-old asylum seeker was subsequently arrested and charged with murder.

Reacting to these violent incidents, Mayor Eric Adams communicated the need for increased security measures at such shelters.

Despite these statements, it is currently reported that there are no metal detectors at this Randall’s Island facility and it is not currently under curfew regulations. The mayor’s office responded to these issues by saying, “The shelter site has always had cameras. We are in the process of installing more.”

A spokesperson from City Hall expressed that the NYPD is actively investigating the latest incident and emphasized that any form of violence or breach of law would be rigorously prosecuted.