HomeTop StoriesMan stabbed, brothers arrested during fight at Randall's Island migrant shelter: police

Man stabbed, brothers arrested during fight at Randall’s Island migrant shelter: police

A 25-year-old man was stabbed and two brothers were arrested after a bloody fight at a migrant shelter on Randall’s Island that sparked a larger brawl among residents, police said Saturday.

Dozens of officers were sent to the shelter on E. 125th St. after Friday’s attack at 7:50 p.m., police said.

The two brothers were arguing with another man at the shelter when the victim tried to break up the argument, a police source said.

When the victim intervened, 19-year-old Josue Deleon stabbed him in the shoulder, police said. His older brother Moise, 27, also joined the fight, she added.

The victim was rushed to an area hospital with a minor wound, police said.

Josue Deleon was taken into custody on a charge of second-degree assault, police said. His older brother was charged with assault. Their charges in Manhattan Criminal Court were still pending.

The stabbing led to a second fight at the shelter. Additional officers and supervisors were called in to help end the spreading violence, and an 18-year-old man was taken into custody.

See also  Alaska files lawsuit challenging new NPR-A oil and gas leasing rules

He was issued a criminal mischief summons and released, police said.

This was not the first time violence broke out at the troubled shelter.

On April 8, five residents of the shelter were arrested when they beat a 24-year-old man who was eating on his bed, police said.

In March, migrants surrounded a group of uniformed officers and threw bottles and debris as police tried to arrest a disorderly man at the shelter, a video released online showed.

The massive shelter can accommodate up to 2,000 migrants, officials said.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments