Queens Homeless Shelter Resident Arrested in Fatal Stabbing

NEW YORK — A resident of a Queens hotel being used as a homeless shelter was fatally stabbed by another shelter resident, police said.

The 33-year-old resident of the Garden Inn & Suites shelter site was stabbed at around 10 p.m. Wednesday during a fight in nearby Baisley Pond Park, police said. He was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital. His name was not immediately released.

A 28-year-old man with a slash wound to his leg was arrested at the scene, police said. Charges against him were pending Thursday.

A security guard at the shelter who intervened in the fight suffered stab wounds to his right leg and right hand. The guard and the stabbing suspect were treated for minor injuries.

A knife and a box cutter were recovered from the scene, police said.


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