October 5, 2019


Four homeless men were beaten to death by a man wielding a metal object in New York City, police said. A fifth victim, who was believed to be homeless, was hospitalized with injuries.

A 24-year-old suspect was taken into custody, police said. The murder weapon was recovered by police. 

Police responded to reports of a fight at 1:40 a.m. Saturday in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood, where first responders discovered a victim who suffered trauma to his head. They discovered three other victims just a block away. Police said the victims were apparently sleeping when the attack occurred.